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A 38-year-old member asked:

are headaches after undergoing a anterior cervical discectomy plus spinal fusion significant or common?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management 34 years experience
Yes: There are multiple mechanisms by which cervical spine problems produce headaches. Nevertheless, headaches are a common symptom after cervical surgery.
Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
They can be: Headaches are tricky, sometimes they are primarily caused by cervical spine problems, often times they are exacerbated by them, but it is difficult to predict whether surgery will ever help them, except in the case of an obvious c34 disc and radiculopathy with occipital nerve type pain which is mechanical.

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Do cervical mucus changes signal ovulation date?

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is cervical cancer and cervicitis the same thing?

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No: Cervical cancer refers to a tumor that is originating from the cervix whereas cervicitis refers to inflammation of the cervix.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is "cervical spondylosis without myelopathy"?

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As below: When spondylosis does not affect spinal cord or the root spinal nerves.

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