2 months ago I had anterior Cervical fusion surgery, since the operation I have been woken up numerous times in the middle of the night, and every morning with a pounding headache in the back base of my skull. My surgeon gave me two shots in my skull he said they were nerve blockers for the occipital nerve, the blockers lasted 2 and a half weeks, the headaches are horrendous again, he suggested I go see a neurologist now. I know cervical surgery can cause problems with the occipital nerve, and I can be truthful when I say I have had about 8 headaches in my 45 years of life.
I am so depressed from this, I have sat in bed sometimes for days due to depression and headaches.
Also I still am having a bad time swallowing since the surgery even saliva is difficult, my surgeon keeps telling me it's normal...
Please if anyone else has had this surgery and had gone through this too I would love to get some suggestions.
I cry almost every day with this problem, it's put me in such a slump.