Review for Chiari Malformation

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 185 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Herriman, Utah
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Do you have syringomyelia Yes
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Michael Goldstein
  • headaches Several times a month
  • Neck pain All the time
  • difficulty swallowing Often
  • dizziness Several times a month
  • Numbness and tingling Often
  • bladder and bowel dysfunction No

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest
    Not Improved
    Wait and See

I have had to learn over the past 10 years what I can and can't do. I cant lift weights anymore, no roller coasters, don't go upside down etc etc etc. I have seen so many people have surgery after surgery and have known someone who has passed away from it. I have studied and through trial and error figured out to get by without surgery. I would rather deal with all these symptoms than be in more pain and live in a hospital.

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