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physical vibrations

lavenderthistlellavenderthistle Posts: 23
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Not sure if this is the correct forum. I had ACDF in Feb '11. Healing is going well...glitch I ended up with a mild cord injury.

I am having a problem with physical vibrations, steering wheel, heavy bass, rough roads...etc. The vibrations cause tremors or spasms and leave me physically weak for at least a day if they are severe. I am planning a very long flight soon and obviously the plane vibrates.

Do any of you have this problem? if so how do you plan for it? I am drawing a blank and my neuro just says it's normal.




  • Hi lavendar, I can't really answer your question, except yes, I do get bad reactions to things that vibrate, but don't know what to tell you. Maybe have some ice or heat packs with you to use while on the plane to help with the spasms? Mostly I just wanted to say I was actually thinking of you the other day, and wondered how you've been!
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
  • Vibrations...have that negative side affect here too. I can sit in a chair (similar posture) at home with minor wiggling here and there, and *most* times I can stay put over a half an hour or more. In a car, be it driving or passenger, my "ouch" time starts in under 30 minutes, so I know it's the vibration/movement that does me in.

    As far as my neck, I had that problem for almost a year post op, but now it seems to affect my lower back and thighs more. Spasms is the biggy. I get buzzing and if ignored or pushed, burning. The only thing that helps is pulling over and walking a bit and stretching.

    As for an airplane flight, I can only suggest that you frequently get up and walk around, stretch a bit etc. Other than that, I can't think of too much as coach even for a small person is pretty darn cramped anymore.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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