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A 34-year-old member asked:

Should i be worried if i have burning and stinging pains in my head after chiari surgery?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Talk to your surgeon: You may have a pinched nerve or a healing nerve ending causing the pain, but your surgeon should be aware of any unusual symptoms after a procedure.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 years experience
They cut nerves: Surgery to the back of the skull will cause cut nerves and muscles. These will take time to repair and heal. During the healing there will be strange feelings or dysesthesia. These should resolve once the nerves heal. Persistent dysesthesia may need more intense investigation.
Last updated Jun 11, 2015


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