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Chiari and Syringomyelia Research Foundation - Working toward a life without pain.

Our Mission: Searching for better understanding, treatments, and cures for Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, neuropathic pain, spinal cord injury and related conditions.

Review of the 13th Annual Working Toward a Day Without Pain Gala, Barbara Woodworth

Another year, another successful GALA, and once again Column of Hope, under the auspices of the Kane family, effectively carried out an evening of fun, fine dining, outstanding music and, most importantly, fund-raising of dramatic proportion.

On Saturday night, October 10, 2015, nearly 200 people gathered at the Buffalo Hyatt Regency Hotel for one vital reason – to raise money for research funded by Column of Hope – Chiari & Syringomyelia Research Foundation. This organization, established in 2004, filled much of the void in... Read More

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A normal brain and spinal cord.
Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia.

What is Chiari Malformation?

Chiari I malformation is when the back of the skull is abnormally small. When this happens there is not enough room for the brain to fit in the skull properly and part of the brain is forced out of the skull into the spinal cord. Learn more

What is Syringomyelia?

Syringomyelia is a neurological disorder in which a cyst or cavity forms in the spinal cord. The cyst is called a syrinx and can expand and elongate over time, destroying the spinal cord. Learn more

What is Neuropathic Pain?

Neuropathic pain occurs when there is a malfunction in the part of the nervous system that tells the brain that tissue is injured. While there may be no injury to the tissue where the pain exists, the nervous system tells the brain that there is damage, causing pain. Learn more

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