Ask the Expert: Open Q&A

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In our first Ask the Expert Virtual Q&A of 2021, Dr. Sunil Patel covers almost everything concerning Chiari, syringomyelia and related disorders from testing and diagnosis to treatment and recovery, even some genetics. Dr. Patel answers questions surrounding Chiari, spine and syrinx, surgical intervention, craniocervical instability, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and how they may affect one another. How do you know if and when you should have a spinal fusion surgery and what are alternatives to surgery, especially considering a patient diagnosed with multiple disorders? Does length of tonsillar herniation matter more than severity of symptoms? Should I have my children tested for Chiari? Can conservative treatment worsen your condition? This presentation was given on Thursday, January 14, 2021 and was presented entirely online. (2021) Note from Bobby Jones CSF: We want to take a moment to sincerely thank all those who donated in support of this virtual presentation. No one at the organization was expecting that much generosity during such a difficult time for us all. From the bottom of the hearts of our boards, staff and volunteers, we want to thank you for your donations. Your kindness continues to motivate us and makes us all the more certain that this work is valuable and helping the people who need it. Thank you.   Full transcript (coming soon):

Revised: 2/2021