Review for Chiari Malformation

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 165 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Collinsville, IL
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Do you have syringomyelia No
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Doctor/Care Giver David Yablonsky
  • headaches Daily
  • Neck pain All the time
  • difficulty swallowing Sometimes
  • dizziness Daily
  • Numbness and tingling Often
  • bladder and bowel dysfunction Yes

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Massage, Supplements, Opioids, Surgery with dural opening,
    Not Improved
    Rest, Wait and See

If I do physical activity that raises my heart beat to a certain point, I am guaranteed a severe Chiari headache for at least 3 days. I wish I could find something to raise my activity level. Caffeine and ibuprofen are my best friends. Surgery is a better quality of life, not a cure.

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