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CSF leak in cervical spine

Hello almost 3 years ago I was car accident and was sent to a doctor that gave epidural injections I started having headaches, i was red and swollen right after within a week or two I had trouble walking and seizure MRI was done, I was told I had chiari malformation but it was only at 3mm to 4mm had another tesla MRI  found I either could be micro vascular disease or demyenating disease which still no answers. I had gained weight, seizures and unable to walk went to another doctor which diagnosed me with cervical myelopathy after two years I could move around but still have a lot of problems with no doctor agreeing. I now get abscess everyWhere the test comes out like pneumonia bacteria. I think I have or had a CFS leak , who should I go to to confirm this and see if I still have a leak? I need help its been three years and the damage I worry will get worse if there still a leak.
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620923 tn?1452915648

  Hi...no idea where u are from, but we do have a Chiari Malformation forum here on MedHelp and we do have a few lists of Drs u can use to research to find the right Dr to help u.

It does not matter how long ur herniation is, it can still cause many neuro issues,...plus a CSF leak can cause the tonsils to herniate ...Do u know if ur Chiari is congenital or acquired?
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The chiari didn't show up until after the injections
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From New Mexico I haven't had a doctor check the CFS at all.
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620923 tn?1452915648

  So it could be acquired as far as the herniation....but Chiari is the malformation of the skull, many Drs only look for the herniation to classify it as Chiari so, do look beyond what they have told u so far.

I do not recall if there is a Dr in New Mexico on our list, so u may need to travel, but some of the Drs will review the MRI's for u some for a nominal fee while others do it for free....do research the list and see if u can utilize it to get answers.
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