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hi,my husband had a 2 level anterior cervical decompression and fusion on c5,6 and 7 in august 2008, for the last 4 days he has been suffering tightness in the skull, tinggerling,dizziness and the feeling of wanting to fall over, last night he laid in bed and he said it was like the cieling was going to fall on him.We have rang the pain clinic which he attends every three months but no reply as to yet, do you have any ideas? as to why this is happening is it to do with the opp? he is very scared and we dont know what to do. please could you try and give us an idea as to what to do next.Thank-you for your time.


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replied July 7th, 2010
Neurological Disorders Answer A13969
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Anterior cervical decompression or diskectomy is done for cervical spondylosis for intractable pain, progressive neurological deficit and documented compression of nerve roots in spinal column. Depending on the involvement of adjacent spondylosis ACD is performed with or without fusion with variable results. The symptoms your husband experiencing are the result of neural stimulation or irritation. It is quite common for the symptoms to get relieved after surgery, but may take longer and may be associated with tingling or vertigo. Take a consultation for another examination by your orthopedician. Thank you.



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