Teresa Balmaña Durbau. Arnold-Chiari Syndrome Type I.

Published by at 29 September, 2017

Surgery Date: 4/7/2006
Date of the video: 12/7/2017

I am Teresa Teresa Balmaña Durbau, from Malgrat de Mar (Spain). I started having very aggressive symptoms such not being able to swallow, when I drank water it came out of my nose, I could not move or bow down my head, noise gave me very strong headaches. The doctors only ever gave me prescriptions for painkillers and I ended up being desperate, and then I found Dr Casals from Tarragona who studied my case and confirmed the Arnold-Chiari I diagnosis after having done a MRI. He explained to me that the conventional treatment through the public health system was to open up the skull, without guarantees. Dr Casals recommended a consultation with Dr Royo and that I should follow his advise before opening up my head, becoming paralysed or dependent on a wheelchair. They had studied together and he told me that Dr Royo was an expert in the field.

He then examined me and told me not to wait any longer to get operated and so I did.

I have come for a follow up appointment today and he said I was doing perfectly well, I feel perfectly well. My advise to others in my situation is to get the Filum Terminale operation, I had it 12 years ago and I am very happy and thankful for it.

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Teresa’s testimonial: https://institutchiaribcn.com/en/arnold-chiari-treatment-teresa/

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