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Dizzy spells since the cervical fusion C5-7. Is this common ?

I had a cervical fusion C5-7 on 11/12/12. Since then I have been having dizzy spells. Yesterday that dizzy spell resulted in passing out and a trip to the emergency room. My surgeon says that dizziness is not usually a symptom of that type of surgery but I have seen a lot of info. by googling and blogs that say that lots of people have had the same thing so I don t believe that I am alone or nuts! Since the dizzy spells didn t start until just after the surgery, I don t think it is a coincidence! Also, my doctor IS sending me for a vestibular test. I think that my current doctors are incorrect in their thinking. Please help!
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I think your doctors are partly correct. I have also seen people with similar surgeries who presented with repeated episodes of dizziness.

I am sure your vestibular tests would come as normal.

You would feel better with betahistine tablets, and graded physical therapy.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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