HI guys, I've had Chiari and been battleing the Dr's here for several several years, hunting and searching suffering insurance and medical ignorance. Today I was told the ONLY hope for me is a spinal cord stimulator. implanted, in my body, to treat the stenosis and spinal cord impingment at c5/6/7 ( because chiari isn't real according to the ONLY spine surgeon here and he's been saying that to my face for 4+ years). I argued the no spinal tap, I argued the I have to have MRI's every year. He told me no one needs a yearly mri, that's a scam, and they can just do a cat scan I don't ever need an mri. when we had to ask him ( I was already in tears because he really doesn't care or believe anything I print out from Chiari experts so why would he care) if there could be ANY problems putting an electronic device that high in my C spine when I have chiari, he rolled his eyes and told me to look it up. I haven't googled anything medical in over 4 years, for my own emotional preservation. So here I am googling and crying, reading symptoms, problems, and the fact my life, my quality of life, my entire way of life, is so irrelevant this genius can't spend even 5 seconds googling chiari, literally less time than 1 level of angry birds, nope, my life, my childrens lives, aren't even worth that. So here I am life in the hands of a ton of suffering strangers asking if anyone knows anyone who has had a neuromodulation spinal cord stimulator at the upper C's of the spine and how it affected their chiari. ** he is NOT putting in the stimulator to treat the chiari, he is doing it to eliminate the pain, which he thinks is the reason I have siezures, fall down, can't feel my hands and legs, and a million other typical chiari things because chiari isn't real, or a big deal, and his view is that the stimultor will cure the problems of the c5/6/7 and then I will be fine becasue again. Chiari isn't real. I don't need to get worse, I can't live any worse. So please contact me if you have any info, experience or even a doctor you trust that has an opinion. Thanks.