If you suffer from Chiari malformation, you may have a series of symptoms that range from headache and neck pain to trouble with reflexes and balance.
Depending on your individual case and symptoms, your doctor may want to perform craniocervical fusion surgery on you to improve your overall wellness. This is a procedure that fuses your occipital bone from your skull to your upper cervical vertebrae at the top of your spine.
Your surgeon may use a combination of titanium and bone material to create the fusion. After surgery, it will be very important for you to limit movement until your bones heal, and your doctor will fit you for a halo or a cervical brace, which will help you keep your head and neck immobile while you heal.