What is Chiari malformation?
A Chiari malformation is where part of the brain pushes down into the spine.
What causes Chiari malformation?
The exact cause of Chiari malformations is unknown, but it is often present from birth. Sometimes, surgery may be recommended to stop symptoms getting worse.
What are the symptoms of Chiari malformation?
Not all people with a Chiari malformation will have symptoms. If they do, these may include:
- neck pain
- muscle weakness
- numbness or tingling in the arms or legs