October 4, 2017 - Michigan Head & Spine Institute Blog


Every year, Conquer Chiari hosts a walk to raise awareness of Chiari Malformation. All funds raised helped support research, education and awareness of Chiari. If you’re not familiar with Chiari, Chiari is a disease of the brain causing brain tissue to be pushed into the spinal canal. It affects approximately 300,000 people in the United States.  While there is no cure, decompression surgery to improve cerebrospinal fluid flow is the common treatment.

The past few years, Holly Gilmer, M.D. has been a participant in this walk, supporting many of her patients, and also a guest speaker to educate those in attendance of Chiari.

To find out more information on Chiari, please visit our website at: http://www2.mhsi.us/brain/chiari-malformation-2/