Many with Chiari also have auto immune issues including RA...or connective tissue disorders like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome...which can affect the hands and fingers...more so when it gets colder maker them stiffer and more diff to work with....
All joints hurt with EDS....so, it can be several diff things, so do let ur Dr know about all ur aches so they check u for these related conditions and treat u for them as well as chiari.
I have the pin sticking and burning feelings all over my body. I have a Chiari I Malformation, but the neurosurgeon says he doesn't think it's causing these problems. It is only the right cerebral tonsil and it is hanging down 12mm below the line. He said it doesn't appear to be touching anything and it looks like (per my myelogram) there is no crowding.
Well I was going crazy trying to locate the other convo on the cape affect.....it is in this thread -http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Chiari-Malformation/You-know-u-have-chiari-when/show/1338280#post_7607625
I have all of these symptoms post op also. I never had the appropriate testing before surgery. Not of the spine. So im winderin, could i have something else goin on like a syrinx or something? I go to my pcp in feb. Gonna ask for full spine mri. I just dont get why my ns never did further tests. He was quick to schedule my surgery tho
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