- CASE FILE
I have been diagnosed with Chiari Malformation. Symptoms include neck, shoulder, back pain, constant head aches, numbness and more...
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I could not find my words to throughly describe what my condition is so i looked it up....
Chiari malformations are structural defects in the base of the skull and cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. Normally the cerebellum and parts of the brain stem sit above an opening in the skull that allows the spinal cord to pass through it (called the foramen magnum). When part of the cerebellum extends below the foramen magnum and into the upper spinal canal, it is called a Chiari malformation (CM).
There is no cure ... fixes but no cure.
I am a 43 year old single woman aboutth the body of a 70 year old woman. I just want to live.... live freely. Not hurt EVERYDAY!