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Rita Tozzi: Cord Traction Syndrome, Syringomyelia y Idiopathic Scoliosis

Published by at 13 May, 2016

Date of surgery: May, 2011

Mrs. Tozzi tells us her personal experience, explaining how she started to have back problems from a very young age. She had to wear corsets and practice gymnastics without any results. For nearly 10-12 years, she had been suffering from a pain in the right arm that was treated with different therapies related with orthopaedists, physiatrists, without solving her problem. Finally, she was advised to have an MRI that showed Syringomyelia.

She said that she knew nothing about this disease; therefore she started to look for information. One of the options was to go for decompression surgery. Being a very complex procedure, she didn’t want to consider it. Then she continued her search till she found Dr. Royo in Barcelona and decided to pay a visit. After studying all tests and reports of the patient, the doctor proposed that she undergoes the surgery of the sectioning of the Filum Terminale.

Mrs. Tozzi thought about it for two years and her arm pain never disappeared, so she decided to have surgery. She explains how her life has improved significantly since then. Her arm pain has diminished, hasn’t disappeared completely, but Dr. Royo had already explained to her that some injuries would not recover.

In general, she can say that she feels good and recommends this surgery to anyone who can benefit from it.

Mrs. Tozzi conveys her gratitude to Dr. Royo and all the Institut Chiari team.

If you would like to get in touch with Mrs. Tozzi, please write to her at [email protected]

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