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Resources for Those with Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia and Related Disorders

Those with Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders sometimes need help with tasks such as applying for social security benefits,  acquiring a mortgage, remodeling a home, or traveling. The following is a collection of resources and valuable information that you may find helpful. Please consult a healthcare provider or legal professional before following any medical or legal advice found on these and any other websites.



  • The Brain Donor Project – Donating a brain to neuroscience research is one of th emost powerful ways an individual can contribute to the advancement of science– whether or not that person’s brain is impacted by any disease. So-called “unaffected controls” or “healthy brains” are also needed for comparative science. Learn more about the critical need for this precious resource and begin the process of becoming a brain donor at braindonorproject.org.


  • Helpful Items for Chronic Pain – “Here is a list of items that I have found to assist me as I have navigated a life of chronic pain. I am passing this forward in the hopes that something on the list might also help you gain some relief or happiness. I don’t work for any of these companies, so I assure you I have no personal gain. I wish you the best in your journey!” – Ellen Icochea (Patient – Greater Metropolitan Washington Area)
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Back and Neck Pain: Causes, Relief and Treatment– In this guide, we look at back pain relief, back pain treatment, and the causes behind it.
  • American Chronic Pain Association– Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals.
  • American Academy of Pain Management– The American Academy of Pain Management (the Academy) is a non-profit organization that educates clinicians about pain and its management through an integrative interdisciplinary approach.
  • Pain Management Specialists– Information on pain management for chronic back pain, pain management techniques, and pain management specialists
  • A World of Information on Pain– Pain.com is a unique online resource offering the most up-to-date pain and pain management information on a variety of different topics written by medical professionals for both the consumer and healthcare specialist.



  • Epilepsy Foundation– Trusted, family-led organization that works to accelerate research and educate individuals about epilepsy, what triggers seizures and much more.



  • Limitless Medical Logs– All-in-one medical logs for patients battling a health condition to help track their pain and symptoms, daily. The logs will provide daily, accurate tracking to enhance your dialogue with a physician to better build a treatment plan. Developed from personal experience by a Chiari patient, the goal of the company is to help every person take full control of their health.



  • DrugWatch– Comprehensive web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
  • Prescription Drug Dependency– If you or your loved one is struggling with a dependency to medication, please visit this resource. *Note: This is a local Staten Island, NY (and surrounding areas) resource for those struggling with addiction. For other local resources such as this, please send an inquiry to info@bobbyjonescsfinfo.org.
  • Drug Rehab Connections– We are a starting point to finding individuals and families help that are battling addiction


  • Neurology Now, an official publication of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), provides patients and their caregivers with credible, up-to-the-minute, balanced coverage of the latest advances in neurology research and treatment.


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Revised on 12/2022