Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists) and brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons) evaluate people who have Chiari malformation. In Mayo Clinic's efficient system, doctors often can diagnose your condition within days.
To diagnose your condition, your doctor will review your medical history and your symptoms. Your doctor will also conduct a physical and neurological examination. You may have tests to diagnose your condition and determine the type and severity of your condition.