10101 Park Rowe Avenue Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810

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Rehab: (225) 906-2999

Chiari Malformation (CM)



Chiari Malformation (CM) is a structural problem with the back of the brain that involves the cerebellum, or the part of your brain that controls balance. Normally, the cerebellum sits in a space at the base of the skull, just above the opening to the spinal canal called the “foramen magnum.” With Chiari malformation, the cerebellum slips down this opening.