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Suffer from chiari malformation and disc herniation. Have headaches and facial fasciculations. Is there a chance of having vertebral artery dissection?

I have a copy of my MRI and I am waiting to see the neurosurgeon for Chiari 1 Malformation with a 5mm herniation. I recently and suddenly started having bad headaches and facial fasciculations. Im not convinced its the hernitation thats the problem and while comparing my images to some online there is a luminated circle near a blood vessel on the same side as my headache pain. Im wondering if it could actually be a vertebral artery dissection and the chiari finding was just incidental. Any help to look at the MRI?
Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The facial fasciculations that you are having is not likely to be due to a vertebral artery dissection. However an MRI scan is the best way to find out the cause.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. You can consult me again directly through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal
drtayal72@gmail.com
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Suffer from chiari malformation and disc herniation. Have headaches and facial fasciculations. Is there a chance of having vertebral artery dissection?

Hello. Thanks for writing to us. The facial fasciculations that you are having is not likely to be due to a vertebral artery dissection. However an MRI scan is the best way to find out the cause. I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. You can consult me again directly through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Regards, Dr. Praveen Tayal drtayal72@gmail.com