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Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension

This site is dedicated to sharing information about spontaneous spinal fluid leaks, also known as Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension. Patients with this syndrome experience positional headaches: headaches that are much worse when standing, and get dramatically better when lying down.

These positional headaches, caused almost always by spontaneous leaks from the dura in the spine, are relatively rare and comprise a very small portion of the population with headaches as a whole. However, the syndrome is often severe, and patients are very frequently misdiagnosed and mistreated. This is simply due to the rarity of the syndrome, and the fact that many medical professionals are not familiar with it's symptoms, natural history, and treatment. This site is dedicated to educating both the profession and patient population about this syndrome.

This site is divided into a section for patients and another for medical professionals. We also feature a message area for sharing information.

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This site is for the sharing of experience and knowledge regarding spontaneous intracranial hypotension. In no circumstance is it to be construed as medical advice, diagnosis, or recommendations for treatment, when can only be provided by a knowledgeable medical professional.

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