Published by ICSEB at 18 September, 2019
Antonio Russo, 22 years old, from Naples (Italy), returns to the Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis de Barcelona (ICSEB) for his check-up 3 years after the surgery according to the Filum System®. He wants to take the opportunity to tell us his story in this video.
Since his childhood, Antonio suffered from severe headaches and repeated episodes of getting blocked, which in Italy have never been associated to any diagnosis. One day, through his doctor, he learned about the existence of the Institut Chiari de Barcelona and he decided to contact the ICSEB’s team.
He arrived for the first time at the ICSEB in March 2016, when he was diagnosed with Arnold-Chiari Syndrome Type I, Idiopathic Syringomyelia and Idiopathic Scoliosis and they indicated the application of the sectioning of Filum Terminale.
Given his quite severe situation, which since September 2015 forced him into a wheelchair because he could not walk, he accepted and on June 14, 2016 he underwent surgery.
“Today, 3 years after surgery, I can assure you that I have improved a lot, both in the episodes of getting blocked and –above of all- headaches I’d been suffering all my life. I am better physically, psychologically and mentally, because before I could do almost nothing.., I just stayed in bed, I always felt tired and I could not live my life. Now I feel like I was born again. To those who have been diagnosed with this disease and have the opportunity to undergo this surgery, I can tell that it is something very important that will give you a new life. Kisses.
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