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Chiari surgery

I just had chiari decompression surgery on March 24 2015. I'm still having lots of head pressure. Please is anyone out there has had this procedure done let me know if this is normal. My surgeon says it it, but if feels better when you Herat from some else  ehe has had it done. Thank you
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10169340 tn?1415846161
Hi Grace, welcome to the Chiari Family!!! aka known as (zipper heads)  :) you have found a great site!! Most of us on here have had or a loved one has had this surgery, you are only 4 weeks post op, give yourself some time, it takes time to heal and everyone is different,we all heal at our own pace... Don't worry and most of all relax, give it time.sometimes you do have headaches but it will get better,just don't forget it is a major surgery that you have gone thru, and so have I, I speaker from my experience...
620923 tn?1452915648
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Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.

Goodness you are early in your recovery and depending on what you are doing with your days you can/will have pressure headaches...

No bending , lifting, pulling or pushing....rest rest and rest some more...listen to your body...if you have pressure after an activity it may be too soon for it....

As Nellan mentioned above we all heal at our own pace and there is no guideline as to when you can  do this or that...your body will let you know.

Now I know I said rest BUT there are exercises you need to do for your neck to help prevent the muscles from getting tight and scar tissue from forming....and walking is the other activity you should be gradually doing more of at this time.

Keep us posted how you are doing....
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