I've suffered with Chiari for the past 10+ years, some years I barely notice it but it's definitely become more of a daily problem for the last few years. I've found significant relief through occipital nerve blocks.
I've seen many doctors over the years and surgery is always their recommended course of action. I feel like my symptoms are manageable enough (most headaches, neck/back pain, and fogginess) to forgo surgery. That said, my husband and I want to try to have a baby.
I'm very concerned about the toll that pregnancy may take on my body, especially since you can't take Tramadol or medicinal marijuana (I live in IL and have my card) while pregnant.
Curious to hear from women who decided against surgery before pregnancy. How did you manage pain during pregnancy? Did you opt for a c-section for delivery?