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C1c2 fixation

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  • I have been back at work for a week now, albeit working from home. I can do between 1-2 hours on the computer and then I need to have a break - it is the looking down that is causing all the old symptoms to come back. I have started physio, slightly different exercises and some much needed massage to release my shoulders as they are continually tense making sure that I don't jerk my head!!!! No driving, honestly it is just not safe, I really need to get some more rotation - does anyone know he long it takes??
  • patrain17ppatrain17 Ottawa area, CanadaPosts: 106
    Hi Ruffeo,

    I'm glad to see things are progressing! Be patient! I didn't drive for 5 months after my last surgery, but my situation was a bit different. I sure was happy to have people to drive me around, especially to the physio. Take care!
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  • Hi all, I have been getting pins n needles in my hands, have difficulty swallowing and despite eating more than normal i continue to weigh the least I have for sometime, and the numbness at the back of my head seems to be extending forward. My regular doc said to get an urgent review from my specialist, as these were all symptoms that they would expect to see pre-op not post. I checked that this would be covered under the previous referral, as it cost. £100 to see the consultant privately, oh yes I was told by both the surgery and the consultants secretary. So I see the specialist who basically said it was all in my mind and that I had had an operation that would cost me 70% loss of movement in my neck (this figure was never banded about before!), so suck it up. When I asked about the issues I had been sent back to him for he said he didn't know why I was experiencing these problems and gave me a prescription for muscle spasms and checked my reflexes which were fine and said it was all in my head. To finish off this wonderful experience I was charged £100 as he said it was a new consultation. Why do Drs treat you like a complete idiot - I know there was no choice for the op, and have no wish to be undergoing any more surgery, I was simply concerned about the new symptoms - really no need to make me feel like a stupid old woman!! Or is it me?
  • Hi all, well my luck continues. I finally got some much needed physio and I really cannot explain how much easier my neck movement is. Whilst the specialist said get used to 70% loss I now have a good 45% turn each side and I have the go ahead to drive. The need for pain killers is very sporadic it is now purely generated by muscle tightness, which with continued physio will I am sure wear off.
    So 10 weeks post op - am back to normal - well as normal as I am ever going to get. Hurrah!!!!!
  • Ruffeo said:
    Hi all, I have been getting pins n needles in my hands, have difficulty swallowing and despite eating more than normal i continue to weigh the least I have for sometime, and the numbness at the back of my head seems to be extending forward. My regular doc said to get an urgent review from my specialist, as these were all symptoms that they would expect to see pre-op not post. I checked that this would be covered under the previous referral, as it cost. £100 to see the consultant privately, oh yes I was told by both the surgery and the consultants secretary. So I see the specialist who basically said it was all in my mind and that I had had an operation that would cost me 70% loss of movement in my neck (this figure was never banded about before!), so suck it up. When I asked about the issues I had been sent back to him for he said he didn't know why I was experiencing these problems and gave me a prescription for muscle spasms and checked my reflexes which were fine and said it was all in my head. To finish off this wonderful experience I was charged £100 as he said it was a new consultation. Why do Drs treat you like a complete idiot - I know there was no choice for the op, and have no wish to be undergoing any more surgery, I was simply concerned about the new symptoms - really no need to make me feel like a stupid old woman!! Or is it me?
    I'm really sorry to hear about your pain...I do understand what you are saying though, my spinal doctor that i was seeing in 2008 diagnosed my conditon based on a MRI taken in 2005 at the time the MRI revealed mild changes he didn't bother taking a new XRay or MRI even though i was in agonizing pain. He told me that the etiology of my symptons were unknown and i was fine and to just go live my life. I saw him in August 2008 in September 2008 i had a 4-way odontoid taken of my C-spine in which revealed significant changes to c4-c5 -c5-c6, c-5 revealed moderate hypertrophy and foraminal narrowing on the right side form C4 through C7. According to his clinic note he stated that there was no narrowing of the spine. He had the nerve to tell me that there were no changes, how did he know he failed to take a updated Xray or MRI.
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