My husband is being diagnosed with chiari malformation 1 of 18mm after having these annoying headaches for few years constantly. He Showed to two neurosurgeons in Singapore, we are resided in Maldives. And one doctor recommended surgery (Posterior fossa decompression surgery), and other one didn’t, and basically told that he should learn to live with the pain. I am very confused of doing the surgery or not. He is back in Maldives, but we are planning to go for surgery this month 15 again to Singapore. But i am not sure surgery would help him reduce the pain or it will cause more symptoms. He have so many symptoms now also, forgetfulness/memory loss, severe headaches, nausea, dizziness, and a lot more. Can anybody recommend me with a good way to deal with this ?