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What is AVM

What is AVM

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in the brain or spinal cord. This means that blood flows directly from arteries to veins rather than passing through the capillary system. The condition is present from birth but is often undiagnosed until an individual requires treatment for an unrelated condition such as epilepsy or stroke.

AVM can cause mild or severe symptoms depending on the location of the poor connection. An individual with AVM may experience muscle weakness, poor co-ordination, reduced balance and difficulty carrying out everyday activities. Other problems may include headaches, pain, dizziness and difficulties with memory. At Manchester Neuro Physio, our experienced clinicians are able to offer thorough assessment and detailed exercise programs for individuals experiencing symptoms of AVM. Neurological physiotherapy helps to increase muscle strength, balance and mobility and assist recovery back to a full and active life.

If you would like to speak to a neurological physiotherapist about AVM please contact 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 .