Sunday, September 26, 2010

Symptoms List

Every person with Chiari is affected differently. This is a general list of symptoms.
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Neck/Head pain
  • Pressure in the head/neck
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheaded
  • Tingling/Numbness in extremities
  • Balance problems/clumsiness
  • Memory problems
  • Vision problems (spots, double vision, 'halos', etc)
  • Restricted Movement
  • Pain with bright lights and loud sounds
  • Ringing in ears
  • Decreased sensitivity to temperature
  • Problems swallowing
  • Vertigo
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Burning sensation in extremities
  • Slurred speech
  • Problems with Depth Perception
The list could go on as there are many more.


  1. Wow looks like no sure way to pin it down just by symptoms. I know MRI is the best way to image but is it possible to diagnose with CT?

  2. I'm not too sure on that. I've only ever had MRI's.

  3. I can tell you that it took an MRI to diagnose mine. Never saw thing on CT even with Contrast.