Chiari Awareness Ring
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Chiari malformation (kee-AHR-ee mal-for-MAY-shun) is a condition wherein there are structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. When the indented bony space at the lower rear of the skull is smaller than normal, the cerebellum and brainstem can be pushed downward. The resulting pressure on the cerebellum can block the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (the liquid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord) and can cause a range of symptoms including dizziness, muscle weakness, numbness, vision problems, headache, and problems with balance and coordination.

There are three primary types of CM. The most common is Type I, which may not cause symptoms and is often found by accident during an examination for another condition. Type II (also called Arnold-Chiari malformation) is usually accompanied by a myelomeningocele-a form of spina bifida that occurs when the spinal canal and backbone do not close before birth, causing the spinal cord to protrude through an opening in the back. This can cause partial or complete paralysis below the spinal opening. Type III is the most serious form of CM, and causes severe neurological defects. Other conditions sometimes associated with CM include hydrocephalus, syringomyelia, and spinal curvature.

$2 from the sale of each ring (100% of the profits) will be donated to the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation (CSF).  For more information, or to make a direct donation, please visit www.csfinfo.org

This ring features sterling silver spacer beads, multi-colored swarkovski crystals, and features a purple center swarkovski crystal.

These stretchy rings are perfect for everyone! Made with high quality elastic cord, they are a breeze to put on and remove. You no longer need to worry about swollen fingers or large knuckles -- the elastic accommodates all sizes and shapes.

One size fits most; if you need a special size, please contact me for a custom order.

Chiari Awareness Ring

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