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Stuttering after decompression surgery

I had decompression surgery back in January and am still very much in the healing phase.  I am still dealing with dizziness, coordination, and fine motor skills, as well as processing trouble.  However, the reason I am posting is that I have developed a stutter.  I was told that this could not be surgery related but from others I have talked too it does not seem right.  From seeing a physiatrist  they do not feel that it is related on the “emotion” level.  Has anyone else struggled with this after surgery?
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.

I have not had this issue....over the yrs I did stutter, bit I don't think post op....and I never thought of it as a Chiari issue, but I don't understand  how it is deffinately not Chiari....I think it is possible.

Have u  had them look into other related conditions?
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I see my general doctor on friday and hope that will go somewhere, most likely a speech specialist I am guessing.  I was told that it was not possible with decompression surgery but did not ask with Chiari itself.  I don't see the specialist till next month but I will defiantly be asking more question than.  
620923 tn?1452915648
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  Good luck and do keep us posted on what u find out <3
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