Sam; he/him; Arnold Chiari Malformation
Arnold Chiari Malformation is a condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal, present at birth.
It occurs when part of the skull is abnormally small or misshapen.
Symptoms include pain and trouble swallowing.
Treatment may involve monitoring and surgery. There are more than 200,000 reported U.S. cases per year. This subject had brain surgery in 2016.
This subject visualized his chronic migraines as jagged rock protruding from the area of his head where he bears the scars of his brain surgery.