Column of Hope

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.

Working Toward a Day Without Pain Gala Plans

March 21, 2020

We hope that everyone is doing well and adjusting to the temporary changes to daily life.

Column of Hope’s board of directors made the difficult decision to delay the gala until 2021. We plan to do something on a much smaller scale this October, depending on how things go with COVID-19. Nothing is definite at this point.

Thank you to all of the Column of Hope supporters who helped us raise over $1 million and publish 34 peer-reviewed research articles!

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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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