List of Chiari Malformation Symptoms (EDS)

Rebecca’s Brain: Chiari Symptoms – 2014

Though this list is a few years old, symptoms of illness/malformations are only added to, so I’m sure it’s still valid

Although when you meet with doctors the first thing you might get asked is whether or not you are having headaches, there are actually a lot more symptoms than that.

Headaches are definitely one of the most prominent for some people but others, like me, might not find them to be the most worrisome. Some don’t have them at all.

This is a list of known Chiari symptoms (95% of Chiarians have at least 5 of these.)  

  • Headache
  • depression
  • body weakness
  • balance problems
  • memory problems
  • facial numbness
  • hoarseness
  • photophobia
  • abdominal pain
  • cognitive issues
  • leg/foot numbness
  • arm/shoulder pain
  • arm/shoulder numbness
  • slurred speech
  • anxiety
  • hearing problems (tinnitus)
  • vasovagal syncope
  • tachycardia
  • sleep apnea
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • vertigo
  • visual disturbances
  • earaches
  • snoring
  • hypotension
  • loss of gag reflex
  • palpitations
  • leg pain
  • wake up choking
  • frequent sinus infections
  • hypertension
  • face pain/tingling
  • thoracic pain
  • drop foot
  • Neck pain (running down the shoulders at times)
  • Unsteady gait (problems with balance)
  • Poor hand coordination (fine motor skills)
  • Difficulty swallowing (sometimes accompanied by gagging, choking and vomiting)
  • Poor bladder control
  • Chest pain, in a band-like pattern around the chest
  • Curvature of the spine (scoliosis) related to spinal cord impairment




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