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What's the diff betwn Chiari Specialist & Neurosurgeon?
Hi there forum,

Just wondering - what the difference is betweeen a Chiari specialist and a Neurosurgeon? Wouldn't a trained neurosurgeon that performs brain surgery, be a Chiari specialist?? Now I don't mean to sound funny, I really don't understand. I only ask because I had Chiari decomp surgery prior to spinal and neck surgery and I wasn't informed that Chiari Type 1 - can return, I thought you were cured upon surgery. I'm experiencing symptoms post op now 2 years, they've been coming on quickly as of recent but it was gradual to begin with....Does that sound common in people that have experienced their symptoms returning after having the surgery???
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Like a car mechanic and a foreign car transmission specialist....

any mechanic can work on a transmission, but u want the one that  trained to work only on the foreign car transmission.....

Plus not all NS feel chiari is symptomatic....or were trained on new data.
The u r fixed is also what many reg NS tell or infer to patients...they do not inform on how surgery is just a means to slow progression...plus many do not do enuff to be experienced if there r ne unexpected surprises......

Many times u can look at activities to see y symptoms may be returning, if it  may be brain slump, or if other related  conditions were ruled out.....like tethered cord.....Ehlers-Danlos.....DDD...

it all depends on what ur surgeon did...do u know if u had a patch? if so what type?was ur  surgery a full on decompression...some do not open the dura and that could be a reason as well...I have heard a need of a redo on surgery for decompressions where the dura was not opened.

Get copies of all ur MRI's and even ur surgical reports to get a new chiari dr to look at

"selma"

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