Review for Chiari Malformation

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 275 lbs
  • 5' 11"
  • brookfield, wi
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Do you have syringomyelia Yes
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 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? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Dan Heffez
  • headaches Several times a month
  • Neck pain All the time
  • difficulty swallowing Sometimes
  • dizziness Multiple times per day
  • Numbness and tingling Often
  • bladder and bowel dysfunction Yes

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Massage, Rest
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Surgery with dural opening, Opioids, Meditation, Surgery with tonsil cauterization,
    Not Improved
    Supplements, Wait and See

I am a single mom to a 3 yr old, and TRY to work my full time job using FMLA weekly. I live with my parents due to needing help with my son/health. my primary doctor suggests I cut to part time or quit altogether. and file disability. i have chiari, syringomyelia, degenerative discs, 4 herniated discs, scoliosis, stenosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. along with major depression and anxiety

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