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Should I be concerned about worsening numbness and weakness in hands/arms?

I am 7 months post decompression and partial laminectomy. I have CM 1. Herniation of 20 mm.
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Did you have duraplasty done also? I do know symptoms can return and most of  the time are short lived. The nerves take a long time to heal and can start to go haywire around this point in time.

Do you have a chiari specialist? It might be worth giving your NS a call so he/she can evaluate your situation

Sometimes it can be more than just normal healing. Scar tissue can occur and cause CSF obstruction again. I went through that as well

Good luck and I hope you find answers
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Yes, I also had duraplasty. The only dr I have is my surgeon. He is at Mayfield Clinic and they say they are chiari specialists. Are there non- surgical chiari specialists?
Forgot to add...I also have deformity of the Clovis bone. Calcification has built up over the years and it has created an indentation on the front of the brain stem. Thank you!
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With the deformity of the clivic bone, that could be an issue causing some of your symptoms....but I would check to see if they ruled out Syringomyelia as it too can cause the symptoms your described.
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Hi I was going to ask the same questions as Kerri C asked and to ask if you may also have Syringomyelia?
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I have not been diagnosed with syringomyelia.
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I have the same thing. Hands arms and shoulders and neck pain. Had 2 surgeries. 1st one decompression with 11mm herniation. 2nd one 4 months ago was duraplasty. Sad to say no change yet
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