New Member to Group and New To Chiari Malformation
I was diagnosed with Chiari in March of this year. It took 5 years of headaches before I was given an MRI in order to find this diagnosis. I went to the Barrow Brain and Spine Institute yesterday and spoke to the neurosurgeon. According to him, the tonsils of my brain decend about 2.5 cm. He said that he is surprised I am not having trouble with fine motor skills right now. He has reccommended surgery, but my husband and I are still thinking about it and if I do decide on it, the surgery won't be until January or February of next year.
This is really scary for me because I don't know what to expect.
I just want to introduce myself and I can't wait to speak with you all!
Hello all! I'm so excited to have found this group with recent posts too! I just found out in early May by sheer accident and the grace of God that I have a chiari malformation with syrinx. My symptoms probably started noticeably within the last several months, but symptoms have rapidly progressed since my initial MRI. I just had two MRIS done yesterday ofor my cervical and thorastic...
Hello, I have a question. Is this anything to worry about?Low lying cerebellar tonsils (9 mm below the foramen magnum) but with apreserved rounded configuration most likely related to anatomic variancerather than suggestive Chiari I malformation.That is what the radiologist put on my mri results. My PCP says it's something I was born with but nothing to worry about. I have been diagnosed with...