Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Patient Testimonial - Pain tremendously improved

We are grateful to share yet another patient story with you today.

ICSEB patient Elizabeth from Philadelphia tells us how for a long time she was receiving diagnoses related to anxiety, depression and fibromyalgia before being diagnosed with Syringomyelia in 2015. Hear more from her in this video, where she explains how she found the Institut Chiari & Syringomyelia & Scoliosis of Barcelona and how the treatment helped her situation.


Monday, 7 January 2019

Chiari Malformation? Some core aspects of interest

Our first post in the new year recaps some bullet points on the Arnold-Chiari Syndrome Type I, which is often referred to as Chiari malformation.

The Arnold-Chiari Syndrome indicates the herniation of the lower part of the en-
cephalon and the cerebellum, the cerebellar tonsils, through the foramen magnum
towards the spinal canal.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Patient Testimonial - Summary of a 2 year post-SFT recovery

This patient travelled from the United States of America to Spain for treatment at the Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis de Barcelona for treatment according to the Filum System®. The minimally invasive Sectioning of the filum terminale was applied in September 2016 for her diagnosis Neuro-Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome, Filum Disease, Arnold-Chiari Syndrome Type I, idiopathic Syringomyelia and idiopathic Scoliosis. Now, a little more than two years after the procedure, she generously shares her experience with the recovery process. Thank you, Patricia!

"It has been over 2 years since my surgery. I wanted to wait a long time to give feedback. This is my experience.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Video - Post-op Progress in Patient with Gait Disturbance

The patient had mobility problems in her lower extremities. She didn’t have strength in her legs to stand and was using a wheelchair.

Diagnosed with the Neuro-Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome. Filum disease. Descent of the Cerebellar tonsils (Arnold-Chiari Syndrome Type I). Idiopathic Syringomyelia. Multiple disk disease. Odontoid retroflexion, she went the minimally invasive procedure of the sectioning of the filum terminale according to the Filum System® at the Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis de Barcelona in July 2018.

You can see recordings from the pre-op day, one day after the procedure and one week post-op.  

The Filum System® Method Halts the Progression of Idiopathic Scoliosis

Dr Royo-Salvador’s theory involves the important discovery of the cause for Scoliosis, which had been considered as being “idiopathic”, as to say “without known cause”, up to the 1990ies. 

Thanks to his etiological explication we now know that Scoliosis can be a clinical manifestation involving an abnormal traction of the spinal cord caused by an excessively tense filum terminale; it is an expression of a Neuro-Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome and/or Filum Disease. (“Siringomielia, escoliosis y malformación de Arnold-Chiari idiopática. Etiología común”, Rev Neurol. 1996 Aug; Volume 24, Nº 132; 937 – 959 Dr Royo-Salvador MB).

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Patient Testimonial - One and half years post-op

We are very pleased and grateful to be able to share Mireille's story today; the video was recorded in February 2018. The patient was diagnosed with Neuro-Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome. Filum Disease. Descent of the Cerebellar Tonsils (Arnold-Chiari Syndrome Type I). Idiopathic Syringomyelia and Multiple Disc Disease and underwent the surgical procedure at the Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis de Barcelona (ICSEB) in October 2016.