Review for Chiari Malformation

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 11 lbs
  • 5' 1"
  • Limavady, County Londonderry Northern Ireland
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Do you have syringomyelia Yes
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • 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? Discomforting
  • Doctor/Care Giver Can't remember I had surgery in 1997. He is retired now
  • headaches Not at all
  • Neck pain Sometimes
  • difficulty swallowing Sometimes
  • dizziness Several times a month
  • Numbness and tingling All the time
  • bladder and bowel dysfunction Yes

Treatment Ratings

    Rest, Surgery with dural opening
    Not Improved

I have two jobs. One is part-time sales assistant and secondly, I am self employed as a part time holistic therapist. You can imagine that I do a lot of massages on my clients but most nights I am up with pain in my arms because I have damaged nerves in both arms. This caused me lost of control of my bowels, this raised my temperature that I would get hot flushes but mostly of all I get exhausted due to lack of sleep. I sleep a lot during the day if I get peace lol. I am married with two children and I am trying to go back running again to loose some weight again. This tiredness affects my bad eating habits and mood swings.

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