CSF is committed to providing current and accurate medical information to educate patients and their families. The CM/SM (Chiari Malformation/ Syringomyelia) Handbook is an excellent resource for patients and medical professionals. All educational material on the website is written by medical professionals and reviewed by our Scientific Education & Advisory Board Executive Committee before publication. The material is designed to help individuals understand the disorders and treatments in order to make knowledgeable decisions in their care. The information provided is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
If you have further questions, or you happen to think of some while doing your research, please feel free to contact us at any time!
Patients/parents and doctors often have to decide whether surgery is a good option for them. Learn more here, find a list of items to bring to the hospital for surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
Looking for a physician? Our medical advisory board is made up of the leading experts in the fields of Chiari, syringomyelia, and related disorders. But you can use this tool to help find a physician near you.
*Disclaimer: The physicians listed on the tool (link to left) may or may not specialize in CM/SM/a related disorder. You should always try finding a doctor you trust!