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I am male
Currently 33 yo
I had decompression surgery around 1996 or ’97, I was told that I had had Chiari 1 Malformation and my spinal cord was fused to my top vertebrae. I never had any pain from the Chiari, just a stiff neck before having any surgery (nothing that couldn’t be helped by a chiropractor).
I was “normal” until 2012 when I was celebrating my birthday, came home, missed my bed, and hit my carpeted floor hard enough to gasp.
The next day I was slurring my speech and everyone thought I was still drunk from my birthday. The day after that I went to work and my boss could not understand me, I had to repeat myself. I didn’t think anything of it at the time.
About a year after that I got double vision and I was unable to drained my bladder all the way (I saw the corresponding doctors for these probIems, to no help).
I went to a 2015 New Year’s eve party at my friends house and noticed I was dragging my feet. A couple days later I lost my balance and was unable to walk.
I went to the ER and saw a NS he ordered a MRI and saw that my tethered cord needed to be untethered, thinking that was the cause of my problems.
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