... the endoscopic Chiari decompression? or the open Chiari decompression?
I'm new, so that's the reason for my late response. I had the open Chiari decompression surgery almost 25 years ago. I was almost 30 years old. Didn't find out I had a Chiari II malformation until after I was in a car accident. Was having problems with headaches and diagnosed with FM years before, but no one ever saw a need to do an MRI. But, yes, I had my cerebellum "tacked up", bone shaved from my skull and fluid drained from my spine. I still have symptoms. However, it did help a lot. I remember having a headache everyday for almost 3 years before getting it done. Now I get breaks. I'll take 'em.
I was diagnosed, my freshman year. During volleyball season I had no idea what a Chiari malformation was. I still don't know much about it, other than what I have read. I had my surgery last April. What is it like for you guys? Jus turned 18 years old this weekend. I've always had a chronic headaches, but didn't notice symptoms until ninth grades I seriously don't feel like all my friends. I'm always in pain.
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