Review for Chiari Malformation

  • Age 18-34
  • Female
  • 125 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Fort collins, CO
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Do you have syringomyelia Yes
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
  • Doctor/Care Giver Seeing 2 different surgeonsv this month
  • headaches Several times a month
  • Neck pain Sometimes
  • difficulty swallowing Sometimes
  • dizziness Several times a week
  • Numbness and tingling Sometimes
  • bladder and bowel dysfunction Yes

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Rest, Supplements,

I was diagnosed a little less than a month ago, but I've had symptoms my whole life; however, they've been worsening the last few years. I learned to manage many symptoms because I had decided it was all psychsomatic since no doctor could figure it out. Acupuncture was the first thing to help me (I started at 23). Yoga, acupuncture, massage and chiro have kept me functional for this long. But I've had an increase of obvious neurological issues this last year and after they didn't improve, I was finally sent to a neurologist.

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