Won't bore you with all details :) Successful cranial decompression for ACM 1998 - felt much better. Symptoms bad enough to go to doc again 2005 (ignored), much worse 2008 (put on more anti-depressants & ignored), lost job 2010 (could hardly walk or mentally function), been in bed mostly 2011 - present. Currently seeing neurologist I really like (did not have medical coverage 6/2010 - 2/2013). Unfortunately current doc has decided he cannot find cause and has labeled cause "neuropathy of unknown origin". I want more of an answer than that!!!
Experiencing numbness left side of body, severe vertigo, neck pain (well actually all over pain lol), electrical zaps in head, seizures, mental issues; no sense of time, forgetful (sticky notes to brush teeth, take pills, get mail, etc), fatigue, depression (understandable considering all this :) etc
At birth, 1955, in a very small country hospital I was severely pigeon toed and had somewhat of a wry neck. These things became less noticeable as I matured, but did not "go away".
I am 58 year old, female. Was in good health, very active, 2 grown children. I am a high empathy & sound color synesthete.
I'm sorry for your suffering. Have you been back to the original NS? When were your last MRIs? Was your neck looked at too?
I started out with a laminectomy in 2000, worsened quickly by 2010 & had surgery for Chiari 2012. My NS said that he is finding cervical compression and Chiari malformation together about 40% of the time. (I probably also have compression in my elbows). Many patients have problems lower on their spines.
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