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occiput to c4 fusion

pranjppranj Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Recovering from Surgery
i am 49yrs old and had occiput to C4 post. fusion for malformation of C1 C2 and minimal basilar invagination. My surgery was in july 2010 and had the best NS and care. Post op I was in Halo for 10wks and now with a hard collar. I have had great recovery and no stresses. My halo was removed 10days ago and all my follow up cervical CT scans are looking good. My big problem is heaviness on top of my head. Has anyone experienced that and if so how long was it there for.Thanks


  • Hi

    First let me say welcome to spine-health. Congrats on doing so well with your recovery so far. I can't relate to the halo, as thankful I have never been in one, although I can relate to the hard collar, still have another month and two days to go, hopefully. As fat as the heaviness on the top of your head i am going to think that is somewhat normal with your recovery and the levels that have been addressed. Recovery is a long road, so hopefully that will let up for you in time. But if it is really bothersome I would ask your NS, what the cause of it and if you should be concerned.

    Just thought I would stop by and welcome you to spine-health. If there is anything I can do don't hesitate to pm. Take care.
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