So I had decompression surgery last July. Prior to having the surgery I noticed my vision was acting funny, I began to see "stars" all the time....Anyway, after the surgery my headaches were much better, however, now I have had a ton of pressure in the back of my head, the vision problems are still here, I have stiffness/tingling in all four limbs...can anyone help me? I am desperate to find some relief...coud this be healing or is something else going wrong?
Yes it was a full decompression with duraplasty. I had a post op mri in December and everything was fine. I don't believe I was checked for related chiari conditions. I am in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Prevedello did my surgery and was great. Just wondering if there is a better place for post surgery care?...
Thanks - Zak
Did u report to him the issues u r having? Dec. would have been 6 months post op, do u have a scheduled one yr visit with him as well?
Post op care is non existent...sad to day....once u heal from the surgery itself u need to locate a NL or a PCP that can offer help...but if u feel like this since u had surgery u need to report it to ur NS.
It is possible that u have underlying conditions or one developed post op, which can happen as well.
Do u know the type of patch used for ur dura patch?
I had Surgery also in July of last year. I also had the vision problems before but they have went away after surgery. But the tingling I do have had had it since surgery. I had a syrnix that was large from what they said C2-T1. That is the reason for all the tingling is nerves basically re-routing themselves and healing. Do you have a Syrnix ? Selma also brought a good point did you let your doctor know, if not do cause the more they know the more they can help. I had mine done in Indiana at IU Health. I hope it stops for you cause it can get aggravating.
thanks for your reply's, Its been quite the journey....anyway I dont have a syrnix, however my NS did mention there could be some "re-routing" of the nerves post op anyway and it could take a while. Maybe thats just whats going on. I have not been diagnosed with EDS, not sure what the symptoms are? Thanks again for the support, this forum is stellar.
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