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.

Symptoms

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

Treatments

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