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We expect you to do normal activities better because of the surgery. Some continuuing back pain is not unusual during the first few days and weeks following surgery. Hurt does not necessarily mean harm. The following is a list of suggestions that should help speed your recovery and give you every possible chance for the best results from your surgery.
Spontaneous spinal CSF leaks arise in many cases from a weakness of the dura, the connective tissue outer layer of the meninges surrounding the spinal cord and brain. An underlying heritable disorder of connective tissue is found or suspected in many of these patients. Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) is one of several heritable disorders of connective tissue seen in spontaneous spinal CSF leak patients. Of importance is the observation that EDS patients also have a higher prevalence of POTS/dysautonomia as well as Chiari malformation. EDS patients may have one or more of these three causes of orthostatic headache, complicating diagnosis and treatment.