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I have cervical spinal stenosis and mylomalacia. Always after a few hrs of activity i get headaches and have to lay flat. Is this common.

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Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Not really

Headaches are not common with myelomalacia but can happen.
Lying flat to relieve them sounds more leak a spinal fluid headache. Make sure you dont have something else going on.

In brief: Not really

Headaches are not common with myelomalacia but can happen.
Lying flat to relieve them sounds more leak a spinal fluid headache. Make sure you dont have something else going on.
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

With activity we all get some swelling of tissues.
In your case that swelling likely piches on the nerves and spinal cord. I would suggest seeing a pain specialist or neurosurgeon.

In brief: Yes

With activity we all get some swelling of tissues.
In your case that swelling likely piches on the nerves and spinal cord. I would suggest seeing a pain specialist or neurosurgeon.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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