I have recently been diagnosed with an atrophic change on my spinal cord at T5, and was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation 10 years ago.
For many years, my symptoms weren’t too bad, and doctors put most of them down to anxiety!!
This recent find on my spinal cord may have been there all along, and may be the cause of my developing symptoms. But this small area on my spinal cord, a focal flare without any sign of a lesion, may have been missed on previous scans, because it isn’t very visible. It’s taken 10 years of testing to find this!
Just wondering if anyone else has had this diagnosis...or maybe it’s something that is a possibility in your case. If you’ve had this diagnosis, what is the known cause? (My nu did say it may have been present at birth)
I am presently awaiting ms test results, but ms means multiple scars, and I only have one!
I will keep you posted on my results!