Herniated Disc (cervical) and headaches?

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   Posted 2/25/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a herniated disc (C5-C6)---and two bulging discs (C3-C5).....
By the end of the day, I get these serious headaches---seems to be on the right side of my head (around ear, across forehead, behind eyes)...... 
Also, my artery there seems to be pounding all of the time?
is this common with a cervical disc herniation? 
Anyone else experience this?
MD gave me some Diclofenac (75 mg) for inflammation--but, sometimes I think that stuff makes the pounding worse?
Thanks for your input!

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   Posted 2/25/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I should add---the disc herniation is on the right side of C5-C6----slight herniation! Even though it is slight---OMG---the pain! :(

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   Posted 2/25/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I had herniated C5-6 with bone spurs (osteophytes) and don't remember headaches. Of course, I always have had migraines....however, I didn't have the other C3-5 problem you do. Maybe you could call the nurse and ask her? Sorry I wasn't much help.
Mochiah/a.k.a. Sue
cervical fusion 2006
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005
MEDS:  Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and baclofen
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.

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   Posted 2/25/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laurel, I have disc herniation at C5/6 and C6/7 and oh can they ever cause a headache. I hope you hav some good medication on hand to help. Susie

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