Chiari Malformations Treated by Neuro Experts at Neurosurgery & Spine Associates
The experienced neurosurgical team at Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, formerly the Brain & Spine Institute, are skilled at both routine and more complex cerebrovascular and skull based issues and conditions. Some of the more complex specialty care provided by our neurosurgical team includes congenital and acquired conditions such as Chiari malformations.
Understanding Chiari Malformations
Chiari malformation is an acquired condition typically diagnosed between age 20 and 40. This is a complex condition where a portion of the brain herniates into the spinal canal. It is important to seek the care of a skilled specialist. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please seek medical care from the neurosurgical specialists at Neurosurgery & Spine Associates:
- Balance problems
- Double or blurred vision
- Headache or neck pain
- Loss of sensation in the upper extremities
- Muscle weakness
- Spasticity of the arms/legs
Chiari II malformation, also called Arnold-Chiari malformation, is an uncommon congenital condition which usually occurs in conjunction with a type of spina bifida, called myelomeningocele. Onset in adulthood is uncommon.
Skilled Treatment by Neurosurgical Experts
Treatment of Chiari malformations depends on the type of malformation as well as the presence and severity of symptoms. Stable cases of Chiari malformation without symptoms can generally simply be monitored by a neurosurgical specialist. However, if the patient is exhibiting severe symptoms, or if a fluid filled cavity has developed, surgery may be warranted.
Contact Us for More Information about Chiari Malformations
Our neuro spinal specialists at Neurosurgery & Spine Associates treat both minor and complex Chiari malformations. With a care plan based on your individual case, our expert team can be reached at 678-312-2700. We also provide a convenient online form and one of our team members will contact you.