Chiari Malformation – Diagnosis and Treatment



Dr. Robert Friedlander discusses the diagnosis and treatment of Chiari Malformation.

34 Comments

  1. And yet I've heard this surgery is rarely successful 😟 My friend has been shown on her mri that she has Chiari. She is deteriorating so rapidly I'm scared for her life, yet they're saying her symptoms have nothing to do with Chiari and won't help her. It's disgusting how she's been treated!

  2. fuccck! I have this. ohhh men I'm feeling low now.. anything related to head is very serious..I'll blame it on coughing.. I have allergy on coughing for about a month now..

  3. My uncle had this. Had the surgery and then stroked out (he was over 300 lbs) so don't get freaked out- sadly we lost him. He was a vegetable but I could feel like he knew what was going on he just did not or could not communicate.

  4. I have cerebellar ectopia from C1-C2 injury to transverse and alar ligaments with the same symptoms of chiari malformation. I'm currently looking for a surgeon who can fix both issues of instability and brainstem pressure. I have a 10mm synovial mass causing ventral cerebellar junction compression and foramen magnum stenosis. Please help! I've been injured for 7 years and recently saw Dr. FRANCK for diagnosis but cannot afford treatment.

  5. I operate this disease 2 times with the difference of 5 years second time it's better Now i want to survive with exercise and walk which exercise is better for me??

  6. I have chiari malformation 1. This shit painful and agg . i want my normal life back . I cry a lot I'm fucking depressed I have swallowing problems. I trip over stuff that ain't there 😂 (balance)
    I'm thinking about having the surgery. But no1 have spots available. So I may have to travel😓

  7. Just had the surgery a year ago at 26! The headaches are gone but I still have issues with my balance . Docs says it will go away with time. I love hiking high up in the mountains but I just can’t. I fall down so easily .

  8. Do these things always display symptoms and/or require treatment? I have a Chiari Malformation (found accidentally during an MRI after an epileptic seizure) and I haven't really noticed anything like this video describes, at least not to an abnormal degree. The doctors haven't made a big fuss about it either and seem more concerned with my albeit mild epilepsy than anything.

  9. I have this with EDS and aneurism. I cannot have this surgery unless severe emergency due to 5 cervical fusions. I was told if they did this o would never be able to hold my neck up again

  10. i HAD THIS AND OTHER PROBLEMS WITH A BONE GROWING INTO MY BRAIN, AFTER SURGERY WAS FINE THEN TWO YEARS LATER STARTED WITH hydrocephalus AND HAD A SHUNT PUT IN MY BRAIN AND AM ALWAYS GETTING NECK AND HEADACHES?

  11. I had my chiari decompression surgery about a year ago. The coughing and sneezing headaches have been cured however my hands are still numb and my syrinx is still quite large almost the same as presurgery. What other options are available? Is there a way to suck out the brain fluid in the syrinx?

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