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I know the meaning of hot under the collar now

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Took my first post-surgical car ride today. Got in the passenger seat...pulled out into the street...sun shining brightly and as soon as we were facing the sunlight my neck got very very very hot. It felt like I was on fire. I was afraid for a few minutes that I had done something to my neck but as soon as we pulled onto a street going the other way the sensation went away. WOW that was an experience...seriously I was very afraid something went wrong. I even told my friend...I think I might need to go to the ER.
That happen to anyone else?


  • Hope you're feeling better and no more hot flushes. Just make sure no temp. Some meds can cause that also. If you're still getting that, do contact the surgeon. Take care Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I live in a desert climate the temperture can reach 50 degrees centigrade in the summer I have 4 collars that I keep changing because they get soaked with sweat. I normally do not like anything touching my neck ,so this is very hard for me, but it is so good not to be in constant pain after my C6-7 ADCF.
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  • perhaps it wasn't the sunlight?
    It could have been a flush from the recent medications?

    or even a nerve type burning.

    hope you feel batter soon
  • I live in the desert of Arizona. I'm so thankful I had my surgery in the fall! I can't imagine having to endure the discomfort and heat of this collar and hot flashes when it's 115!
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