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Dizziness after surgery

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Has anyone experienced dizziness after cervical fusion? I have 2 disks removed from my neck in 2001. I had a 2nd surgery 9/2007 had one more disk removed, the old plate and screws removed and fused this time with bone from my hip and a shorter plate was put in with screws. I've never felt great after either surgery but, this time I'm getting dizzy alot this past year. My neck and shoulders hurt all the time. Can't bend my head down to read anything, I have to have it elevated to eye level. This can't be normal. Other than calling my surgeon, anyone have any suggestions or have gone though this one before??


  • I had cervical surgery April, 2011 and have continued to have pain in neck, shoulders, back of head, pain,numbness, tingling in left arm, hand and fingers and severe spells of dizziness. I am alot worse than I was before the surgery and am wondering if a second surgery might be worth trying to help ease the symptoms.
  • First let me say welcome to spine-health. As far as having a additional surgery, what is the surgery for? Has your surgeon given you any ideas as to why your having these issues? Sometimes you can have adjacent disc disease or failure to fuse and additional surgery is warrant and can change the course of your recovery. Was your first surgery a fusion surgery or something else and what were the levels that were operated on? If you give us more information more will be able to relate and help with what your going through. I know myself I have had multiple surgeries, and yes they did help with the symptoms I was having. But the flip side is surgery is no magic pill to cure all, but sometimes can't be avoided and is used to stop progression of conditions.

    Just thought I would stop by and welcome you to spine-health. Please give us more information and there are many whom would be glad to help out.
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