head and neck pain neck dissection

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head and neck pain neck dissection

by bridges1960 on Wed May 03, 2017 12:48 AM

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hubby had selective dissection 2 months ago has just now regaining feeling in neck and cheek area.. has started having headaches and head pain... could this be from dissection.... he is showing no evidence of disease ref the scans...

RE: head and neck pain neck dissection

by PopPop on Wed May 03, 2017 02:45 PM

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Bridges1960,

I am sorry to read that your husband is having some issues now. With a neck dissection, our necks can tighten up after any type of exercise using our arms and shoulders. There are several exercises that can be done to loosen up our neck along with a gentle massage.

These can be taught to us by a Cancer Physical Therapist and your husband may request to see one if the issue continues. I know that was the source of my headaches after treatments, I now know what to do when my neck tightens up. Lymphedema is another problem we can have after a neck dissection, does his face and neck swell after activities?

My Best to Both of You and Everyone Here

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