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Md wants to treat chiari syndrome. What if I don't?
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In brief: No need to treat
A chiari malformation type 1 is not a dangerous condition.
It is usually found incidentally during the workup for a headache. The only reason to have surgery is to relieve symptoms, and often the symptoms and the chiari are unrelated so the surgery doesn't help. If your symptoms are manageable, then i would avoid surgery.

In brief: No need to treat
A chiari malformation type 1 is not a dangerous condition.
It is usually found incidentally during the workup for a headache. The only reason to have surgery is to relieve symptoms, and often the symptoms and the chiari are unrelated so the surgery doesn't help. If your symptoms are manageable, then i would avoid surgery.
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