Chiari Online Support Group

Headaches post surgery from incision site

#1

I’m an about 4 years post op from my chairi and I still experience severe almost daily headaches originating from my incision. Does anyone else experience this? If so any non drug things that have helped?

#2

Scar management and graded motor imagery worked great for incisional pain. These two techniques address tissue sensitivity but also non-functional brain processing of sensation and stimuli from that area. Awesome!

#3

Hi Jonathan,
I’m 20 years out, I had incision site sensitivity for many years. I still need a soft pillow to avoid direct pressure, but have never had headaches directly from the area.
It sure does not seem to be the norm, especially 4 years out. Wasn’t headache relief part of the reason for the surgery. I would be screaming at the Doc’s by now. What do they say? If they can’t help, maybe time for some new ones. Yet, I do know how hard that is to do or even how hard it is to find a new one.
I hope others here may have some suggestions for you. It may take a while.
Best of luck
Grandpa Jack