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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
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.