Chiari Malformation

Chiari Malformation is a rare condition sometimes apparent at birth where the cerebellum – the portion of the brain that controls body movement – protrudes into the spinal canal, keeping spinal fluid from the normal flow.


The following are the most common symptoms and treatments of Chiari
Malformation. However, individuals may experience symptoms differently.

  • Headaches in the back in the head
  • Weakness particularly in the hands
  • Pain or numbness in the face, arms or legs
  • Difficulty swallowing and dizziness
  • Double vision & lack of coordination
  • Ringing in the ears


The following are some available treatments of Chiari Malformation.
Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that
best suits your situation

  • Lifestyle Changes 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management 
  • Surgery