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Cervical Laminoplasty sharp pains

I had posterior cervical Laminoplasty c3-c5 for OPLL in November and I have started to have sharp electrical -like pains in the lower part of my head. It’s right at the top of the beginning of the incision site. I’m just wondering is that normal? Until recently when I started physical therapy that whole area was numb and I couldn’t really feel anything. Now it’s as if it’s “waking up”. I am hoping that’s all it is. At the same time I am having issues with my throat swelling and the back of my mouth feeling numb so much that it feels like I can’t breathe. Supposedly, posterior cervical Laminoplasty isn’t supposed to cause swallowing or throat problems. . I’m just curious if something happened with the tube when I was under for anesthesia or if a nerve is messed up or what. My pcp wants to say acid reflux or anxiety. But I wouldn’t let them keep telling me that so now I am going to see an ENT. I am just curious if anyone else has had this surgery and these same problems.



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,518

    The tube down your throat for anesthesia can cause a lot of discomfort initially.  But I dont believe that should have lasted, especially since your surgery was done in November.

    You are taken the best route, by seeing an ENT to get their professional diagnosis

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • Thanks. I am still trying to get answers about the sharp pains in the lower part of my scalp/neck. Now I am having severe itching at the site and it drives me crazy

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