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Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Introduction to Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormality of the circulatory system that occurs in the central nervous system. This means that there is a problem with the connection between veins and arteries in the brain or spinal cord.

AVM is usually present from birth but most people are unaware that they have it. There is usually no genetic cause of AVM and most people do not have any symptoms until they undergo treatment for an unrelated condition. There is a large variety of symptoms of AVM and they vary considerably depending on the location of the AVM within the brain or spinal cord. Occasionally a small bleed from the AVM can cause symptoms of epilepsy or pain.

General problems caused by AVM include muscle weakness, poor co-ordination, abnormal sensation and reduced mobility. At Manchester Neuro Physio, our expert clinicians deliver a high standard of comprehensive assessment and detailed treatment sessions for individuals recovering from AVM in order to minimise problems and maximise functional recovery.

If you would like to find out more about neurological physiotherapy and AVM please phone us now on 0161 883 0066.

Introduction to Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .