Cervical Spondylosis

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i have had CS for a couple of years. I get dizziness. I go dizzy when I lie down in bed.

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    The dizzyness is probably a trapped nerve in your neck, I sometimes wake with bad headaches but you should try different pillows and positions, I use a stiff Tempur pillow with a soft one on top so when I lie on my side my head is held up so my spine is straight and my head isn't sagging.  This helps a lot. get a helper to look at you from the back of your neck in bed until you get it right.

    Good luck..



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    Hi dee11,

    Getting dizzy is a problem with c/s, I would be looking for pins and needles for the next stage. You may also want to try an adaptive pillow to help keep your head still at night that may help,

    Personally, I have slept on inflateable mattresses for the last five years as I tend to jump and lurch about when I am asleep. I can't sleep with my wife as I would be constantly waking her and there is a danger I may fall out of bed and paralise myself, so a blow up mattress is less risky and just a short drop to the floor.

    Hope you get better rather than worse with your particular type of c/s, mine only gets worse, or, hopefully stabalise,

    Best of luck,


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    Hi dee11,

    It took a very long 15 months before my pain was sorted. The reason was that to begin with the specialists and gps could not find anything wrong with me.

    My pain pathway is 500mg Naproxen 1 twice a day

    600mgs Gabapentin 1 three times a day

    Morphine pain patch 10 microns 24/7

    Between 1 to 3 5 mgs Amatryptaline at night depending on pain.

    This combination does help me to be comfortable, I know that many people on this site prefer yoga or holistic approach, each to their own - whatever works so that the pain is bearable.

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