There is no doubt headaches are common! The concept of a 'cervicogenic' headache, one that originates from neck disease, is talked about in degenerative cervical spine disease, but as Dr Lavin explains, it is rare. and patients are much more likely to be suffering a tension or migrainous headache.
Many patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy report pain. Sadly, current therapies such as surgery, are often unable to complete resolve this symptoms, or sometimes even improve them. Abdul Lalkhen, Pain Specialist Consultant in Manchester, explains how this comes about for Myelopathy.org
Iwan Sadler, a sufferer with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy, has taken us on an emotional journey; it started with long period of symptoms (Part 1), for which he found little support or explanation. He eventually had a diagnosis (Part 2) but struggled to find effective treatments. Now, in Part 3, he is undergoing surgery.
This story will be all to familiar to patients across the country and highlights why the goals of myelopathy.org as so crucial; to raise awareness amongst patients, carers and professionals.
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