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Posted by viviane ( on February 19, 2001 at 16:12:28:

In Reply to: Spinal Surgery posted by Ike on February 19, 2001 at 10:46:49:

Had surgery for cervical myelopathy in 99 due to spinal stenosis (narrowing of bone marrow channel), cervical fusion. Headaches already for 30 years, but real bad, daily since last summer. There must be a cervical/spinal connection to the pain. Apart from all the nerves trapped in there, we have an artery, the arteria vertebralis, which in my case was compressed until freed by surgery. As this artery supplies the brain w. blood flow, it's not surprising that headaches would result. No doctor ever thought of this before the surgery, I suppose it was just discovered during it.
TO IKE: have you had any muscle relaxants as pain therapy after your surgery ? It's the only thing that helped me, maybe your headaches are caused by the muscle tension in your shoulders after surgery and hopefully your pain is only temporary.
Best wishes to all,

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