Understanding Chiari malformation and how it is treated

Learn about this elusive neurological condition

Stars Insider

05/09/22 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Conditions

Unless you know someone who has been diagnosed with a Chiari malformation, it is likely you have not heard of the term at all. It refers to a chronic condition in which the lower part of the back of the brain pushes down into the spinal canal. It can cause severe headaches and in certain cases it significantly reduces the quality of life of its sufferers.

You don't hear much about Chiari malformations, and it is difficult to know exactly how common they are. This is largely because many people with a Chiari malformation do not suffer any symptoms, and the condition therefore goes undiagnosed. But that should not mean it should remain unknown.

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