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    Suggest treatment for arnold chiari malformation

I have been diagnosed w arnold chiari malformation and am suffering from symptoms how is this treated and will it progress as i get older right now i have dizzy spells, pain in back arms and legs, speech problems and also loose my voice (horse alot)
Mon, 25 Apr 2016
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Neurologist, Surgical 's  Response

Hi,

I am Dr.Bruno. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. Let me try to help you

Question : Suggest treatment for arnold chair malformation
Answer : This is treated by a Surgery Called Foramen Magnum Decompression.

Question : will it progress as i get older
Answer : Yes. In Most people, unless Foramen Magnum Decompression is done, this will progress

Hope you found the answer helpful.

If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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Neurologist, Surgical Dr. Bruno Mascarenhas's  Response

Hi,

I am Dr.Bruno. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. Let me try to help you

Question : how is this treated and will it progress
Answer : This is treated by a Surgical Procedure called Foramen Magnum Decompression

Question : will it progress
Answer : The Malformation will be static, but the complications will increase every day. So Early Surgery is advisable

Hope you found the answer helpful.

If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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