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CSF Flow

I am waiting on my doctor to interpret what my Cine MRI says. In the mean time, I thought I would see what you all think that it means.

Findings suggesting restricted biphasic CSF flow within the dorsal cervical spinal canal inferior to the approximate C2 level.
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  Hi...it is saying u have restricted flow....biphasic...means 2 phases...the CINE MRI looks to see if the CSF pulsates...so this may pertain to how it is moving....as apposed to pulsating.
Dorsal = posterior..and this is where most of us have the restricted flow....


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3228911 tn?1351182301
Thanks!  I am still not sure if that means this is what is causing my headaches or not.  Your explanation is a lot easier to understand!!!
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  No worries...it could be the reason for ur HA's...as the CSF builds up as a result of the blockage it creates pressure.....

  It could also be due to related conditions too....EDS can cause HA's...ICP, can as well....so, sometimes it is a combo of issues and not just chiari all by itself.

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3228911 tn?1351182301
Dr Oro's office called today and said all of that is normal.  That I need physical therapy for the reverse curve in my neck.
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  Well that is good news...huh? DO u have loss of cervical lordosis as well?

I had this and PT can help....and this can cause a lot of pain and issues in ur neck and shoulders....if ur have a cerebral herniation do not let ne one manipulate ur neck....they can do this working on the muscles in ur shoulders and upper thoracic area....
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1823499 tn?1370090289
Dr oro is absolutly fantastic. I trust him to the fullest. Glad to hear he's your ns. He knows what he's doing. Good news for you.  Its hard to find a pt that knows chiari tho. Good luck and know if they r touching head or neck or pushing u than they r in the wrong. Hugs my dear,Dana
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3228911 tn?1351182301
I don't know if I have that or not.  I am hoping the PT works for me!
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3228911 tn?1351182301
He is so very knowledgeable.  He makes me feel at ease, however finding someone that knows about chiari for PT is going to be a tough one!  
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  Well u said to reverse the curve in ur neck, so u must have lost the correct curve...that is called loss of cervical lordosis, it can come from whip lash...I had it when I was in my teens from a MVA.....and PT did help with that issue, did not help my chiari, but I did get relief from the other issues.....

and it is hard to find PT that know chiari...back then I had no idea I had Chiari so the treatment I had would not be advised for u....or me...lol...

But there are things u can do to help work on those muscles and retrain them so they stop twisting the wrong way,....

Keep us posted on ur PT : )
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3228911 tn?1351182301
I will!!  I sure hope it helps!  I am getting pretty cranky being in pain every single day of the week!!  I love this forum!!  I get answers and the support from others facing the same thing as me!!
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  Glad I was able to share that with u....my cervical spine was curved the reverse way so far that I was told it looked like I was kicked by a horse....I also had an indentation at the base of my skull where much of the pain seemed to come from....

I was very grumpy when I had that too....so know it is not u, but a reflection of how u feel...
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