Basilar invagination

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What is basilar invagination?

Basilar invagination occurs when the upper portion of the cervical vertebra moves upward and posteriorly within the skull. This can cause compression of the spinal cord and brainstem. This may occur from an accident, chronic bone disease, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, or may be present from birth.

Common symptoms reported by people with basilar invagination

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with basilar invagination

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Compare treatments taken by people with basilar invagination

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Who has basilar invagination on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 1
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from basilar invagination patients who have completed their condition history
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