I'm sure you've seen me use the term 'chiari' during the past year. If not, let me briefly tell you about it. Chiari Malformation (pronounced: Key R ee) ...in layman's terms...is when your brain falls below your skull into your spinal column. To say it hurts is an understatement. I've birthed 4 children without pain meds...that 'hurt'. Chiari is 10 steps above 'hurt'. I know, because, I have chiari and so does my fellow Chiari Warrior, Connor.