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What Is Chiari Malformation?

a serious neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on both the brain and spine and causing many symptoms.

Overview Presentation

Symptoms Presentation

Diagnosis Presentation

Treatment Presentation

  Average Person and Chiari Patient comparison

Common Symptoms

Chiari has a wide ranging, diverse set of symptoms and affects everyone differently. Research shows that 95% of patients experience at least 5 symptoms. (see Symptoms Presentation above)

Chiari Symptoms Image


Conquer Chiari Research Center

Cognitive Function & Chiari

CCRC finds Chiari Clues in
Skull and Brain Geometry


Has your child been diagnosed with Chiari?

Children cannot always verbalize what they are feeling, sometimes the first clue is lack of proper development, either physically or cognitively.

Fortunately, pediatricians are becoming more aware of Chiari, resulting in quicker diagnoses for children.

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Nicole, age 11
Nicole, age 11