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Papers by various doctors and their background if known.


Commonly cited Non-Authoritative Sources related to CSF Leaks:

Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak; Some information here is inaccurate.

Glymphatic System:

The pathway consists of a para-arterial influx route for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to enter the brain parenchyma, coupled to a clearance mechanism for the removal of interstitial fluid (ISF) and extracellular solutes from the interstitial compartments of the brain and spinal cord.

Microglia have been implicated in neuropathic pain.


Support resources on the Web, listed alphabetically, CSF related listed first:

Chapter 14 CEREBROSPINAL FLUID from Neuropatholog: An illustrated interactive course for medical students and residents.

CSF Leak support board.

CSF Leak Info by fellow leaker, who has been adding information far faster than we can do here.


American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project (ASAP)

Arachnoiditis Sufferers and Monitoring Society of New Zealand (ASAMS NZ)

Companion Arts National non-profit organization providing Caregivers with innovative new resources, programs and products. You are not the first person in the world to take care of a loved one. Seek guidance from those that are going down the same road that you are on to help your loved one.

Chiaria Association

Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation


Elhers Danlos Syndrome for unknown reasons is frequently found in conjunction with CSF problems. EDS is the most common thing to come up with CSF Leaks. I need to add a lot more about it here. Some even speculate EDS is a cause of CSF Leaks in many people.


Headache Network Canada

Injury Resources See my page on Sideways Whiplash about their products.


Invisible Disabilities Association

Pain Support Organizations

Adverse Drug Events

Recall Report was created to provide comprehensive health and safety information relating to dangerous medications and products.

The number of drug recalls issued by the FDA has ballooned in recent years, from just 166 in 2004 to well over 1,000 in 2014. Too many of these recalls come after patients or consumers have been harmed. For example, 64 people died in 2012 from fungal meningitis contracted from contaminated steroid injections. These injections and others like it were eventually recalled.

In 2013 Johnson & Johnson was found guilty of illegally marketing Risperdal, an antipsychotic medication known to be harmful to young and elderly patients, and a drug that has been recalled multiple times.

Because information like this is more important than ever, Recall Report also features up to date news and press alerts on the most recent recalls and warnings.


Spinal CSF Leak Foundation

“The Spinal CSF Leak Foundation was established in June 2014 by individuals affected with spinal CSF leaks. We were involved in setting up and maintaining an online forum for education and support.”

Also found on Facebook, Twitter and CSFLeak.org.

The Foundation is adding papers and videos regularly. One of the best resources to be found on CSF Leaks. Also to be found there is Questions & Answers with Wouter Schievink, MD; April 2014 which is required reading.


Do you have enough spoons?

Support Groups

Wonder Moms