Review for Chiari Malformation

  • Age 18-34
  • Female
  • 135 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Indianapolis Indiana
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Do you have syringomyelia No
  • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Aaron Rendel
  • headaches Daily
  • Neck pain Often
  • difficulty swallowing Not at all
  • dizziness Daily
  • Numbness and tingling Not at all
  • bladder and bowel dysfunction No

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Opioids
    Not Improved
    Acupuncture, Rest, Supplements, Wait and See, Surgery with dural opening, Surgery with tonsil cauterization,

Hi all! I am 7 weeks post decompression and looking for support from others who have had the full decompression surgery dura patch and all. I recently felt as though I was turning a corner in my recovery but then I noticed the everyday headaches and dizziness as well when standing up. My neurosurgeon has assured me everything is normal and this is still part of my recovery. Has anyone had this experience? Should I push for more answers could something be wrong?

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