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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.
13th Annual Working Toward a Day Without Pain Gala, Discovering New Paths to a Cure
This year’s gala will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Net proceeds of the Gala fund important research activities involving Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, neuropathic pain, spinal cord injuries, and related conditions. Previous Galas have funded research that produced major publications in prestigious medical and scientific journals, with more to come.
The Gala includes music, cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, open bar, silent raffle, silent auction, a lively live auction... Read More
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