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Type 1 Arnold chiari. Had balance issues, tingling sensation, numbness, functional disorder of CNS. Suggestion?

I have been diagnosed with type 1 Arnold chiari in July 2011. I had balance issues could not walk without a frame for two months. Hospitalised for a month. Swallowing , speech and tingling and numbness down left side of body. Also bad headaches which lasted months. Don t sleep we ll. most symptoms have gone now apart from occasional headaches and nightly numbness in hands. Neurologist says it is nothing to do with chiari and that I have functional disorder of the central nervous system . I am not convinced. Chiari is 5mm herniated. What is you opinion?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

As a psychiatrist I can tell you that you are having neuropathic pain symptoms from the arnold chiari malformation. It is not untreatable. There are various drugs that can help cure your condition and help relax your muscles. Lyrica is one of them and there may be more in the market and better ones. I hope you consult your neurologist to see if he has anything in his basket to help you out.

I hope this helped.

Take care and have a lovely day !
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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