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Christine from WI Patient Expert

Green Bay, Wisconsin
About 5 years ago I started having headaches when I would lie down that mysteriously dissapeared when I sat up. An MRI determined I had a neurological disorder called a Chiari Malformation. I tried many different prescription medications that did nothing for my pain before I was referred to a... Full Bio
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Aug 21 2009 by Wend B
Hi Christine! Our stories are remarkably similar. I am new to this website, but I wrote my story in my bio. I had my de-tethering at TCI, and then had my decompression done there about 6 months later. Unfortunately I fell into the .003% of people that develops a pseudomeningocele after having surgery at TCI. Mine was huge. I couldn't afford to go back, and now I am in a heap load of pain and trouble. Read my bio if you want, and you can email me at :) Thanks for writing out your story. I really think there needs to be much more light shed on Chiari!!

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