Symptoms of Craniocervical Instability

Craniocervical Instability can cause a lot of debilitating symptoms, such as dizziness, tinnitus, severe neck pain, headaches, and in severe cases seizures, paralysis, even stroke. Even when subtle, these symptoms make patients unable to function. Learn more about symptoms of Craniocervical Instability.

Causes of Craniocervical Instability

The most common causes of Craniocervical Instability is a hereditary Connective Tissue Disorder such as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which many knew this as being “double-jointed” or just “flexible”.  Other causes are from trauma or infection. Read more about the causes of CCI.

Diagnose Craniocervical Instability

Craniocervical Instability is a dynamic problem in the cervical spine, which can only be diagnosed properly by dynamic imaging procedures such as upright MRI with flexion, extension and rotation views, and Digital Motion X-ray.  Unfortunately there is a lack of options to diagnose CCI.  We at CCI-Fun hope to increase more areas of availability of such diagnostic tools.

Treatment for Craniocervical Instability

The goal of treating Craniocervical Instability is gaining more stability in the cervical spine by stopping any further damage to ligaments. The CCI Fund aims to treat patients in a 4 Tier system: First by leading ones to help with the emotional component that comes with CCI.  Secondly, provide assistance with conservative methods (Specific Physical Therapy, Specific Chiropractic Non-Velocity Manipulations).  Thirdly, if eventually nothing helps at all, the Fourth option of surgical intervention.  The professionals in our directory are specialized and trained in careful  treatment of CCI. Click on the button below to learn more about the treatments for CCI.