Chiari malformation type 1. Am I disabled?

Chiari malformation. Chiari malformation, unless complex rarely do not disable a person. They are surgically treatment depending on the symptoms and clinical findings. This is not an uncommon disorder treated by neurosurgeons and the results are very often quite good.

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What is chiari malformation type 1?

A brain anamoly. A chiari 1 is a malformation where a small part of the brain (the cerebellar tonsils) descends into the spinal canal and compresses the spinal cord/brain stem. The early symptom are typically headaches. As time proceeds and in more severe descended chiari's, the symptoms can include numbness, weakness, unsteadiness, visual issues, nausea, etc. See physician for an exam and discussion of surgery. Read more...

Could I have developed chiari malformation type 1 after the age of 20?

Probably not. Technically, most chiari i malformations occur during fetal development. Many people who have a mild chiari i malformation may never have any symptoms or symptoms may develop later in life, but the actual malformation was probably already there. In some unusual cases (e.g., over-drainage of spinal fluid) a type of acquired chiari malformation can develop, but this is less common. Read more...
Developmental. Chiari malformations are developemtnal abnormalities and not something that develops over time. Read more...

What is the treatment for chiari malformation type 1?

Sometimes surgery. Chiari malformation type i neurological disorder where cerebellum (or more specifically the cerebellar tonsils), descends out of the skull into the spinal area, resulting in compression of parts of brain and spinal cord, and disruptsl flow of cerebrospinal fluid sxs include .Dizziness, muscle weakness, numbness, vision problems, headaches, problems of balance/ coordination. If severe maybe surgery. Read more...

Is there any treatments for chiari malformation type 1?

Surgery. Surgery is definitely an option but i would see someone who specializes in this and would make sure that your symptoms are of the sort that would improve. I would also get an MRI flow study that proves that there is abnormal flow through the foramen magnum. Read more...
Hey, it's OK. If it is indeed a type 1, it means an anatomical variant of little if any significance. As long as symptoms are not developing, this isn't your problem, just a coincidental finding. But if you are worrying, see a neurosurgeon, but i would avoid surgery unless structural changes develop. Read more...

Info on chiari malformation type 1 my 13 year old son has been diagnosed?

Common Safe. Type i involves the extension of the cerebellar tonsils (the lower part of the cerebellum) into the foramen magnum, without involving the brain stem. Type i may not cause symptoms, & is the most common form of cm & is usually first noticed in adolescence or adulthood, often by accident during an examination for another condition. See http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/chiari/detail_chiari.Htm. Read more...
Read this monograph. This is a brief monograph that explains the various types of Chiari for the lay patient. Brief, informative, and FREE. http://surgeonwriter.com/hydrolog/ Look particularly for mention of the symptoms that lead to your son's diagnosis. Surgery may or may not be indicated. If syrinx is present, surgery is much more likely to be offered. Good luck. Read more...

I have an chiari malformation type 1. What symptoms would I have if I am not circulating enough csf? I have a MRI in two weeks to see.

Headaches. The most common effect would be headaches. You may also experience dizziness or a sense of imbalance. Read more...
Shoulder area numb. The lack of CSF flow around the chiari area is thought to raise the risk for a fluid collection inside the cervical spine called a syrinx. This can cause arm/hand symptoms with some numbness in a shawl pattern across the shoulder area. An MRI through your cervical spine should show this fluid collection if it is there. It can be followed after the chiari is decompressed usually resolving by itself. Read more...

I have an arachnoid cyst snd chiari malformation type 1. Is there a certain way to sleep or a food to avoid so I don't get the tinitus?

None Known. I do not believe there is really a "positional" cure. Read more...
No . Tinitus will having nothing to do with diet or sleeping habits. If you are otherwise doing well, neither of these conditions needs any real treatment. That is, they are incidental findings. If you are having headaches, incoordination, or neck stiffness you should see your doctor and probably a neurologic specialist. . Read more...