Chiari Malformations have been classified as Types (I and II. Chiari Malformations are not a common clinical neurological issue in adults, but their presence in newborns can be life threatening.
The consultation must include a comprehensive history, physical exam, and extensive imaging with consensus for treatment including the spectrum of observation and surgery.
Symptoms of Type I Chiari Malformation
Many of our patients show no symptoms, and CM has been detected when tests for unrelated disorders are performed. Classic symptoms of Type I Chiari Malformation generally occur after the patient has coughed, sneezed, or strained.
- Severe Headache
- Neck Pain
- Poor motor skills
- Numbness and tingling in hands & feet
- Difficulty swallowing, often choking
- Vision problems
- Speech problems, hoarseness
How we Treat Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
If no symptoms are present, constant monitoring will be recommended. Our doctors at GHNC treat each patient with Chiari Malformation according to the symptoms. A full medical history is provided and thoroughly analyzed to determine proper treatment.