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MRI Question

I am new to this forum & have read some of it & hope you all can help.  My 11 yr old daughter has severe scoliosis.  Bracing has not helped so we did an MRI yesterday of her spine.  Her Cervical spine shows that "there is 5 mm of cerebellar tonsil descent below the projected plane of the foramen magnum on the right side." "There is no evidence of syrinx, spine segmentation anomaly, or spinal cord tumor."  Can someone help me understand this?  Is this something in addition to her scoliosis?  I have scoliosis also & I also have multiple sclerosis.  In reading the different things about this cerebellar tonsil ectopia, I have seen some of the symptoms with the headaches, pain, etc.  I have those symptoms, but she doesn't.

I appreciate any helpful advice you can give me.  Thanks.
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620923 tn?1452919248
Hi.,..what u r describing is a chiari malformation which could be the reason for her scoliosis.

Symptoms from chiari cycle so many times the symptoms can be attributed to other things going on...flu , stress, etc....especially when one is so young....they do not recognize a symptom...and considers many pains to be "normal" and do not report them.

U deff should both be seen by a true chiari specialist.....we do have a chiari forum here on MedHelp and I invite u to join us...we do have a listing of drs to help get u started on ur search.
http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Chiari-Malformation/show/257?camp=msc&personal_page_id=862904

"selma"
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