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PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Walnut-Crusted Chicken Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette – “Anti-Inflammatory”

June 29, 2019



A Mother’s Story

August 12, 2019



When A Chiari Woman Passes Away

August 12, 2019



This Disease Called A Blessing

August 12, 2019



Breaking The Cycle

August 12, 2019



FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS… I really NEED you to listen to this and just try to understand! (***Revised: Clean Version***)

August 12, 2019



FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS… I really NEED you to listen to this and just try to understand! (***Strong Language***)

August 12, 2019



Health & Fitness: Walking In Your Power!

August 12, 2019



The Christopher Ellington Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey [Updated]

August 12, 2019



More Than a Headache – A Warrior’s Poem

November 11, 2019



Brain Under Pressure – Understanding Intracranial Hypertension [Archived]

December 8, 2019



Christmas Presence

December 25, 2019



A Letter to Cindy and Cheyenne (From the Dr. Phil Show) From A Diagnosed EDS Patient Who Knows Your Struggles

February 26, 2020



You The Advocate: Getting Started With Self Advocacy

May 21, 2020



The Ryan & Zona McGee Story – A Chiari Angel’s Fight

May 21, 2020



Overview: Chiari Malformation [Revised]

May 21, 2020



Our Vision

May 21, 2020



Overview: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks

May 21, 2020



The Michelle Cole Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey

July 11, 2020



The Emmalyn Freeze Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey (Updated)

December 10, 2020



The Dangers of CoViD-19 for the EDS/Chiari/Comorbid Patient

December 10, 2020



The Important Questions to Ask Your Neurosurgeon [Revised]

December 31, 2020



A Bruised Mind – Chiari & Depression

December 31, 2020



One Painful Fight – Get Ready To Rumble!!!

December 31, 2020



The Eric Michael Nault Story – A Chiari Angel’s Fight

January 1, 2021



The Petra Johansson Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey [English Version]

January 1, 2021



The Denelle Crespo Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey

January 1, 2021



The Majbrit Jessen Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey

January 1, 2021



The Sarah Taylor Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey

January 1, 2021



The Cameron Hallihan Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey

January 1, 2021



The Mukti Ryan Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey

January 1, 2021



Suicide Prevention List – International & By State

January 1, 2021



Overview: Chiari Comorbidities & Etiological/Pathological Cofactors [Revised]

January 2, 2021



Overview: Craniocervical Instability and Related Disorders

January 2, 2021



Overview: Complications Associated With A Chiari Decompression

January 2, 2021



Palliative Care: An Essential for EDS & Chiari Families

January 4, 2021



Brain Under Pressure – A Guide to Understanding Intracranial Hypertension [Updated]

January 12, 2021



The Origin of the “WTF!” Name

January 22, 2021



Spine Pulled Tight – A Guide to Understanding Tethered Cord Syndrome

January 22, 2021



Overview: Chiari Comorbidities & Etiological/Pathological Cofactors [Revised]

January 22, 2021



Understanding Your Head and Neck Pain

January 22, 2021



Finding Hope In The Seemingly Hopeless Chiari Fight!

January 22, 2021



What’s In A Name? An Expansive Review of the Name and Definition of Chiari Malformation

January 22, 2021



How Much Are You Worth?

January 22, 2021



US Government Officials Endorse Inhumane Torture of Chronic Pain Patients

January 22, 2021



The Chiari Malformation Ehlers-Danlos Connection

January 22, 2021



The Diagnosis – Round One

January 22, 2021



Overview: Chiari Treatment Options & Potential Pitfalls

January 22, 2021



My Husband, My Caretaker, My Hero

February 14, 2021



From The Inside Out – Understanding Syringomyelia & Syringobulbia

February 28, 2021



Bridges are built as a means to assist people in getting over the things that obstruct their path. We are constantly facing obstacles when it comes to our health, so we decided to build a bridge! Chiari Bridges is a non-profit network built by Chiarians for Chiarians. Our goal is to provide information, substantiated by published studies, in a way that is easy to understand. We encourage readers, to not only read our articles, but look up every study for themselves and read that too. Print it out and sit down with a highlighter; read it as many times as necessary until you understand; then use it to talk to your doctors. Our doctors are under no obligation to read our articles, but they should be willing to read officially published studies from journals, especially those specific to their profession. As many of our authors are patients as well, all authors sharing original pieces will be writing under pseudo-ghost names, to protect them from being black-listed by their doctors. Chiari Bridges is not affiliated with any physician or medical group. You should in no way use this site as a replacement for diagnosis, treatment, or medical from a qualified medical professional. The information provided on our website is strictly for educational purposes, in order to help further the understanding of Chiari, and its associated conditions. Our goal is to share our collective experiences and the information we have gathered, with those in need of answers, that it may increase your knowledge and guide you in conversations with your doctors.