I am 57 years old I had decompress suregery when I turned 50. I have had recently a series of what feels like someone hitting me in the back of my neck. (Around where I had the decompress surgery for Chiari). It just feels awful for a few seconds. Sometimes it cause my right arm to go numb. Sometimes it causes it to shake.
These eposides (sp) no real reason when they happen. At first I thought I had a pinch nerve. But then when it feel like that and it last for a few seconds. Don't know. It's been going on for a few weeks now. My one concern... can Chiari come back after decompress suregery? I know sometimes symptoms can return. I have a small lump on the back of my neck where they took out the water. It scares me cause I know they can not go back and decompress it again. Please help.. I live in Indy. And so far the Doctors I have seen for Chiair..Could care less about Chiari.
My last MRI was a year ago. They found some kind of bone spur or left over tissue in that area. I don't think they got it all. And I was told they can't remove all of it.
Thank you for comfirming that the symptoms can return. I swear it's like it's happening all over again. Now when I have them it's beginning to make my walking harder.
I don't like any of the Nero... here in Indy on the southside. The ones I have gone to don't understand Chiari.. or care to understand. I have an appointment on Thursday with my family Doctor. I hope we can get an MRI schedule soon. Janelle
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