headaches and cervical spondylosis

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i GET A LOT OF HEADACHES WITH cs BUT CAN ANYONE TELLME IF CS CAN CAUSE LACK OF OXYGEN TO THE BRAIN X

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    Hi 🙋 Joycemadine,I would be very interested in the answer to your question as like you suffer from headaches,the vertebrae in my neck have fused together so any surgery is now out of the question but still get neck pain,headaches and weakness down left arm,looks like I got to live with it.

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    Hi there,  I will give a little background of my poroblems and try to be brief and maybe there is someone else who can relate as you have set me thinking about this. 26 years ago i had a severe whip lash injury,  I was sent to physio and the physiopherapist put me in a chair that was a special traction chair it lifted my head up and pulled my spine, I rang an emergency bell as I felt really bad, as he took me off the chair they had to lay me down and it felt like something was pulling me down the left hand side I was numb on the left side and also  the left hand side of my face was numb, On the way home I had a flashing light migrain which I have continued to suffer from intermittantly but now much much worse - it was always thought that I had a TSA(mild stroke)  but as the years have gone by it has now become apparent that C4 C5 there was  a progressive herniated disc and bone spur trapping the exit nerve.  On all the lead up to this being diagnosed it has got much worse on the MRI scan in one year.   I  used to get intermittant flashing lights if I was on the computer or held the phone for too long in my left hand, I could not put my head in certain positions without feeling vertigo and my head would feel like it was full of cotton wool I had to give up a full time job as a top PA because at these times my ability to even spell words or think straight would just go out the window.  Since I have got worse, the slightest thing is triggering it off, so yes I am beginning to think like you perhaps there is a lack of oxygen to the brain or maybe pressing on a blood vessel - anyone out there who could throw some light on this would be good.  really beginning to think the physiotherapist started the bulk of my problems off and should not have put me on traction, I really sympathise with you - I will be seeing my specialist soon as I am having a operation I cannot carry on much more like this - I will ask the question and post the answers on here for you.
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      Hi Mary thanks for your reply You have just explained all the things that is the way I feel I was also thought to have had a TIA as well but after an mri and ct scan of the brain was told it wasnt .the doc thought it was all down to the CS .I was also once sent to a physio but he said he touch me as he would make things worse.I was diagnosed with CS after a ct scan.One doc told me that it all depended what nerves were being trapped as to what symptoms you have I also sometimes feel my head is full of cotton wool and often feel like I am going to pass out. please let me know how you get on Mary and good luck... I see my spinal surgeon on thirsday as I also have lumber disc problems have had 2 ops on lower back but they didnt work xxx
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      Hi Mary I did reply to your post but it came up saying that it was waiting to be moderated dont know why ????Thanks for your explation of your symptoms I have to say I am the same as you I was also once thought to have had a TIA but 2  brain scans proved it wasnt .good luck with your op please keep me updated x
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      Hi there,

      Thanks for your reply, I am very anxious about the operation but have been told that it will only get worse and then if the nerve is damaged then sometimes it is irreversible and harder to operate.  I really am scared about the surgery, not that it won't work but of course that is one of the reasons I am having it but the complications and things going wrong.  Mine is C4 C5 the bone spur has got be chipped away and then a new disc put in my surgeon says the less work you can get away with the better and if you do not need metal ware then it is best to not bother as this is more that can go wrong, but who knows what they will actually find and have to do..  Is your problems in the Cervical area or both as I was told that depending on which one it is they serve different areas of the body Lumbar is normally legs and downwards but I am no expert - this is all new to me I am also going for a nerve conduction test not sure what that is either.  I have pencilled in surgery for the 1st or 2nd October as I cannot live with this pain and the worry of an operation any more x

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      Hi Mary

      ​I have seen my spinal surgeons and they have told me that they couldnt help me as I have really bad nerve damage in my spine and operating wont really help me .I am so annoyed because I feel as if I have just been left to get on with it . not long now till your surgery good luck x

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    Hi,

    I was initially sent for physio with my neck problems. Luckily the physiotherapist sat me down and asked me to explain in great detail what had caused my neck ache.

    When I explained that I had fallen sideways from a ladder and hit the right side of my head, forcing my neck over to the left, she decided against any kind of manipulative physio and instead applied holistic treatment, the Bowen method. Anything else could have killed me as it was later found I had c/s at levels c4,5,6 and 7.

    Mike.

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    Hi Joyce,

    Don't ask me how but yes, in my case it did help. The physio simply touches certain points of the body, giving the impression that nothing is being done , like acupuncture without the needles. At one point she touched an area of my big toe. Boy did that make me jump, apparently connected from big toe to neck.

    Give it a go, it certainly won't hurt to try.

    Mike.

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    I get the headaches and I'm tired of taking meds..I'm scheduled for me second pain injection. The first injection didn't help much. You're only allowed 3 a year. I hope I can get some relief on my left side. I injured my c3 through c7

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