Review for Chiari Malformation

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 130 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Do you have syringomyelia No
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Montgomery, NS
  • headaches Several times a week
  • Neck pain Often
  • difficulty swallowing Not at all
  • dizziness Several times a week
  • Numbness and tingling Sometimes
  • bladder and bowel dysfunction No

Treatment Ratings

    Surgery with dural opening,
    Not Improved
    Wait and See

I try not to let it interfere with my daily life. I walk 2-4 miles when the weather is good out otherwise I work out some way when the weather is not nice out. And you are never cured if you have always have it just that surgery may or may not help prevent other issues from getting worse.

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