Background: Syringomyelia (SM) with Chiari malformation is a rare disease with an unpredictable course. Surgery and other interventions help reduce the severity of symptoms, but over 50% patients require re-operation. Auto-resolution is rare in this type of SM, and most cases progress to complications, which may amount to a great burden.
Case presentation: We present a case of SM with Arnold-Chiari malformation type 1 in a 54-year-old Russian woman who was treated with individualized classical homeopathy for over eight years with remarkable improvement in the clinical signs and symptoms of the condition and comorbidities. On MRI, the syrinx completely resolved, which further confirmed the benefit of this therapy.
Conclusion: This case of SM with Arnold-Chiari malformation type 1 seemed to benefit from individualized classical homeopathy. Scientific investigation into an individualized classical homeopathic approach towards SM is necessary to establish its relevance in this condition.