Review for Chiari Malformation

  • Age 35-54
  • Male
  • 338 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Hemet California
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Do you have syringomyelia Yes
  • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
  • 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? Excruciating
  • Doctor/Care Giver Kaiser- neurology department riverside California
  • headaches Multiple times per day
  • Neck pain All the time
  • difficulty swallowing Not at all
  • dizziness Several times a week
  • Numbness and tingling Sometimes
  • bladder and bowel dysfunction No

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    Rest, Meditation
    Wait and See,

I have always had pain in my head but over last 3 months it has been at an 8 or higher everyday. Had a 21st and MRI which showed chiari and now having a Cine MRI. Have hydrocephalus also and am just starting to navigate thru what happens next. See a pain management Dr next week as neurology will only prescribe migraine meds which do not work and topomax makes me a zombie and have very depressing thoughts. I take Norco for foot pain and it does help with my head but only take them when having my foot pain as that is what they are prescribed for. The doctor also wants me to get magnesium infusions that will start this month.

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