Last year I had a discectomy with a foraminotomy. The surgeon used IMO monitoring. This is the first time I had any surgery using that type of monitoring ( I've had numerous surgeries) When I woke up in recovery my head was throbbing , i put my hand on my head and there was blood on my scalp. I also had a swollen jaw. I was crying when I started to come out of anesthesia. I did not expect to wake up like that. I was told that scalp monitor probably causes scratch 0n scalp. When I got home I had DH look at my head it there were red raw spots on my scalp from scalp monitors!! I feel like something happened during surgery that I wasn't told about. I had my dh take pictures of my scalp and swollen jaw. Just doesn't seem right. Has anyone else had experience with IMO monitoring? I suspect that something might have fallen on me but I will never know.