- CASE FILE
Chiari Malformation type 1, Spina bifida, Persistent symptoms even after posterior fossa decompression surgery, and laminectomy.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
In 2009 I started with horrible back pain and what I described as my back muscles being torn from my spine. Numbness in the legs to the point of immobilization. Then the "stabbing pains" in the base of my skull, and all my other symptoms started. I had an MRI which showed I had in fact suffered a stroke, and Arnold Chiari Malformation type 1( cerebellar tonsils descending down my spine.) As well as spina bifida. I had posterior fossa decompression surgery, and a Laminectomy in 2013. Gradually most symptoms are returning and most days I can hardly function appropriately, or even walk without screaming pain. I'm being told basically to live this way, and I'm screwed. Please help me!