***Trigger Warning: Contains depictions of violence against women. Domestic Violence and violence against women remains a prevalent problem. Women with disabilities and chronic illness are at even greater risk. Learn what it's like to get caught up in a relationship with an abuser along with some tips on what to do when you find yourself in the midst of an abusive relationship in this post by Pamela Jessen.
Maura was diagnosed with Chiari I in 2007 at age 6 via a traditional horizontal MRI. “I had a decompression shortly after diagnosis and had significant relief for 8 months. After that symptoms returned but slightly differently, so I had a full decompression. Turns out it was craniocervical instability that caused the symptoms to return after the first decompression so the second decompression was ineffective.”