Just diagnosed with Chiari Malformation
I have so many questions about Chiai....it will just tell my story for now, wondering if it's normal. About 6 years ago I fell and fracture my spine. Before that happened I had noticed I had been falling quite often, had back and neck pain, and hearing loss.i also noticed I had this foggy feeling in my head, hard for my to find the right word to say and my vision was blurry and had not been feeling quite right. Fast forward, the last few years I have been dealing and treated for back and neck pain. I finaaly decided to go for a second opinion and this one tells me I have hyperreflexia, loss of pinprick sensation, etc. and felt I had a spinal cord injury in my neck. After 3 MRI's and a myeologram they said I had Chiari Malformation.my report states there is an inferior protrusion primarily the right cerebelia tonsil through the foramen magnum by approximately 1.3 CM and the left appx. 6mm. Within the occipital tissue there's an appx. 2 cm lipoma. I have been reading up on it and wondering what all this means. I live in a very rural area,and I am going to be seen by a neurosurgeon who is going to refer me to someone more specialized in this area. Should I be worried, I have so many of the symptoms, I am beginning to wonder if I should be more concerned.
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