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

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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Masson
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Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management
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In brief: Yes

There are multiple mechanisms by which cervical spine problems produce headaches.
Nevertheless, headaches are a common symptom after cervical surgery.

In brief: Yes

There are multiple mechanisms by which cervical spine problems produce headaches.
Nevertheless, headaches are a common symptom after cervical surgery.
Dr. Scott Naftulin
Dr. Scott Naftulin
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