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For those interested in the science bit, I’ve just seen this Dec 2013 study on ChiariConnectionInternational, posted by Sandy (a very good educator!).
I found it intriguing, it examines how CSF flow is influenced by deep breathing in and deep breathing out, using MRI imaging to capture the flow direction. The study subjects are then asked to hold their breath, so that the only influence is their blood pulsing, to see what happens then. There are 3 .wmv movie files at the end of the study, showing the CSF flow.
I don’t know about you all, but I can FEEL the change in pressure, too! And it is positional, which discombobulates most doctors. Oh, I don’t have Chiari, but have high intracrancial pressure, controlled with Diamox. Thanks Barb! 😉
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