Chiari Malformation

Chiari Malformation

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Some types of malformations are asymptomatic and do not require treatment as they do not interfere with a person's activities of daily living. In other cases where patients have symptoms such as pain, a physician may take a conservative approach and treat it with medication to ease the symptoms.

Surgery is the only treatment available to correct functional disturbances or halt the progression of damage to the central nervous system. Individuals who have surgery have seen a reduction in their symptoms. More than one surgery may be needed to treat the condition.

Type I and Type II may be treated with a local decompression of overlying bones to create more space for the cerebellum and to relieve pressure on the spinal column. Your surgeon will review every option with you and explain in detail what surgery may entail. Our experts at SCCNS have treated numerous Chiari Malformation patients with great success. We are here to answer any questions you may have.

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