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I am 29 years old and was just diagnosed after previously being diagnosed with chronic migraines. I had an MRI 9 months ago with no mention of chiari and then again just two weeks ago showing the malformation only after telling my doctors that it is something in my family and a concer I had about my health. I fully believe it was present on the first MRI and the radiologist just wasn't looking. I have been having migraines on a daily basis for the past year and a half ranging in severity. I have also had substantial neck pain for the last 7 years and always thought it was related to old horse riding accidents. Haven't ridden a horse in well over 8 years. I know have numbness in the three outside fingers on my left hand that has been going on for over a week and the headaches keep getting worse especially with the summer weather changes. It takes some time to get in for an appointment around here and my Neurologist won't see me for another week. Over the past year he has had me on numerous medications to treat the headaches and tried to quite my concerns. I guess what I am trying to get around to is at what point did you guys think about or have surgery recommended to you? Also in the time I have been in treatment for the headaches I have had terrible vivid dreams and haven't been able to sleep well but now it's getting worse. My pillow is making me uncomfortable, any recommendations on good pillows when you suffer from chiari neck pain?
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