Review for Chiari Malformation

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Tustin CA
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Do you have syringomyelia No
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • 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? Excruciating
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr.Christopher Duma
  • headaches Multiple times per day
  • Neck pain All the time
  • difficulty swallowing Sometimes
  • dizziness Several times a week
  • Numbness and tingling Often
  • bladder and bowel dysfunction Yes

Treatment Ratings

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

I have had 2 posterior fossa decompression surgeries ,one with laminectomy, VP Shunt,surgery 6 shunt revision surgeries.

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