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Titanium side effects

Started by Fedup on 08/29/2017 4:56am

My name is Kris and I had a cervcal disctectomy with fusion about 5 years ago. About 6 months after my surgery I started having excruciating headaches. They last for days at times, and can debilitate me from everyday activities. They seem to be increasing as time goes by both in how painful and how long they last. Does anyone have this same problem?

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Today I have had a headache since last night at the back of my head and it's slowly moves over the side and to the front of my head . When they did my surgery and we're putting in the plate and screws my operative report says they had got an excellent bite with the screws an broke my cortex and put another screw in there as well. What does that mean? Could that be what is causing these horrible headaches or could it be the metal? I can't take the pain anymore. My doctor's don't give me any relief because of this opiod epidemic .. I'm so tired of being in pain and not getting anything fixed or being treated for my pain. I wish I never had this surgery!! Can anyone shed some light on this ? Any help would be appreciated. I don't know what else to do.


Hi, Fedup--thank you for your post. We are so sorry to read about the headaches you've experienced after your neck surgery. We can't say for sure whether your headaches are a result of your surgery, though your surgeon should be able to answer that. We recommend reaching out to your surgeon about your headaches to determine if your surgery may have caused them.

We have a couple resources we'd like to share with you. The first is an article about cervicogenic headache, which you may be suffering from. This article might give you some good conversation starters with your doctor: ( Neck Pain and Headaches ).

You can also learn more about headaches and migraines on Practical Pain Management, our sister site. It has a Migraine and Headache Center full of information about chronic headaches and migraines: ( https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/... ).

We hope this information helps and wish you the best of luck in finding a treatment that relieves your headache pain!