Review for Chiari Malformation

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 140 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Gladstone, MI
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Do you have syringomyelia No
  • 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? Quite a bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Dan Heffez
  • headaches Daily
  • Neck pain All the time
  • difficulty swallowing Often
  • dizziness Daily
  • Numbness and tingling All the time
  • bladder and bowel dysfunction Yes

Treatment Ratings

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

I still work fulltime 5hough both standing and sitting are difficult. I am waiting to be given a surgical date for Tethered Cord Release, which is a co-morbid to Chiari. Hopefully, it will end some of the other symptoms I have had for years.

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