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Old 03-25-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Posterior Cervical Laminectomy - Postoperative Dizzeness

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I pray all on the board are doing ok, your in my prayers. This morning while in bed I changed position from prone on my back to on my side. When I did this feat I noticed that I felt extremely dizzy, the room was spinning for about 10 to 15 seconds. Then tonight when I laid down in bed to do exercises, the same thing happened. Could it be that when I am changing positions my neck brace is putting pressure on certain nerves? I should mention that my neck brace may be a bit on the loose side when in bed otherwise I feel like I'm being strangled. I'm almost 8 weeks out of my Posterior Cervical Laminectomy, with fusion/screws/rods on levels C3 through T2. I appreciate any and all responses.

 
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Re: Posterior Cervical Laminectomy - Postoperative Dizzeness

I had dizziness too early on. I found that as my neck stabilized, it got better. I still occasionally get it but it's usually due to me turning my head quickly or moving a certain way.

 
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Re: Posterior Cervical Laminectomy - Postoperative Dizzeness

I don't know anything about that, but am very sorry you're having a hard time. Have you had to wear the collar since the day of surgery? And what kind of exercises are you doing in bed? I realize you probably can't do exercises standing up, that's why I asked. I do hope you're feeling better tonight ~hugs, Kenzi.

 
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I don't know anything about that, but am very sorry you're having a hard time. Have you had to wear the collar since the day of surgery? And what kind of exercises are you doing in bed? I realize you probably can't do exercises standing up, that's why I asked. I do hope you're feeling better tonight ~hugs, Kenzi.
Kenzie,
I've been in a hard collar since my feb 1 laminectomy. I am in the collar for another 5 weeks or 12weeks total. The dizziness just seems to have happened when i'm in certain positions. Mainly during the lying down or getting up process. I'm seeing neurosurgeon in a couple days and am having follow up X-rays. The exercises I do are to help strengthen my postoperative right upper arm C5 palsy which seems to be getting better".... I hope all is well with you!

 
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