Hi ..I am a 53 year old mom of three girls and 5 grandbabies. I was diagnosed in 2008 with Chiari Malformation after 28 years of being told i had migraines. I had brain decompression in feb of 2009. I still have alot of issues...neck pain....bad pressure headaches, glossopharangeal nerve pain (horrid), IBS, vertigo , awful feeling when looking up. Numbness in my lips and fingertips...the lsit goes on.....lately i have been having a lot of trouble swallowing ...not all the time mind you...but when it happens it is very painful and feels like it is stuck in my chest....it will go eventually.....i also have crunching and grinding popping in my neck area. My doc sent me for a barium swallow and called me in to say my c7 vertibra is pushing (prominent) against my esophagus. He said unless the pain got worse or happening more there is nothing you can do....eventually may have to have surgery to make room....i am very condensed with the chiari back there anyway....should i worry?