What Does Spinal Anesthesia Have To Do With Spasms In The Back Of The Neck After Surgery?
Afternoon …. I am Amrizal from Padang …. Some time ago I had carried out a minor operation. The removal of a small white lump in the sole of the foot … Because the doctor decided to have surgery / surgery. Then I underwent surgery … But after surgery, why is my back neck spasms / tension when I wake up from bed or from sleeping position. Is there any influence from the anesthesia (spinal) that is used? If the HealthReplies.com team can tell enlightenment. Previously, thank you
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Spinal anesthesia is commonly used in surgical procedures in the lower limbs, prostate, female reproductive system, or hernia. Cesarean section also generally uses the spinal anesthesia method.
Headache after a surgical procedure with spinal anesthesia is actually common. These events are generally influenced by age, operating procedures, and other conditions. Complaints appear generally after the first day to one week postoperatively. Complaints in the form of a head on the front or back of the head which improves when lying down and will gain weight if in an upright or sitting position. Along with complaints of headaches can also be accompanied by pain in the neck area, weakness, and become more sensitive to light.
This condition is due to a slight decrease in cerebrospinal fluid pressure after the procedure. In an upright position, sitting, or standing pressure in the head will decrease so that complaints will be felt increasingly burdensome.
Reclining position and taking simple analgesic drugs (such as paracetamol or ibuprofen) can help reduce symptoms of head and neck pain. Consume enough water and avoid the activity of lifting weights and avoid activities that are too tense muscles around the neck. Generally the condition will improve after a few weeks. If the complaint is increasingly heavy or accompanied by severe vomiting, then you should do further tests with a doctor.
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