Yes I have read that MVA an bing on chiari symptoms or make them worse. It also can cause a change to the neck curvature which is painful. (whiplash) Also if you have related issues like EDS where discs are prone to issues it can increase those symptoms at well. I say you need to see your chiari Dr and new scans are needed to see exactly what has changed. Sorry about your accident and feeling bad:(
Yes this is something I have said many times, and something that my friend just experienced and needed surgery for a fusion as a result of a MVA,.....
Ne head trauma, a fall, MVA, a hard cough or sneeze can trigger things to worsen.
As Mel mentioned the loss of cervical lordosis can be the result of whip lash and in itself very painful, I know as I had this from whip lash and an accident that went undx'd for 14 yrs....even tho I told the Dr..
It is crazy stuff, but our neck is the weakest area and we have to try and protect it...even more with an issue like chiari.
To Ryan: I had my most recent mri scans of the cervical post mva.
To Selma: I just saw the post to someone else before I posted that you explained what mva means.
Does this by any chance mean I can get the car insurance to pay for my medical bills as a result. We already met the premium.
Not sure as it can be difficult especially if they say it is a congenital condition....if they find u had chiari and it was acquired then u may have more of a chance getting it covered....it also depends on how long after the MVA this all took place and if u have it all documented.
I have it documented but my mris in 09 (pre mva) show it as well.