Any info regarding this issue?
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I’m interested too. I’m still struggling with vertigo 6 months after my long fusion. I’ve been in several times to PT, but it keeps coming back.
@michelleforeman14 Hello and welcome to Connect. May I ask how long it has been since your spine fusion? Was it a cervical procedure? I am a cervical spine fusion patient. For me, muscle spasms caused vertigo mainly before I had my fusion. I also have thoracic outlet syndrome which makes one side of my neck tighter, and I tend to have muscle spasms. With greater tension on one side, it can independently rotate my upper vertebrae. If C1 and C2 turned or tilted, it cause vertigo. My physical therapist was able to resolve it when it happened, and since spine surgery 6 years ago, it has not been an issue. My PT does myofascial release which has helped a lot. Here is our discussion about MFR:
— Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) for treating compression and pain:
Have you heard of or tried Myofascial Release Therapy?
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@klsteffes I saw your other post about working with your physical therapist on treatment for vertigo with some head turning. For me, vertigo happened because muscle spasms were interdependently turning my cervical vertebrae. I work with a PT who does myofascial release to release the extra tension from one side of my neck that is causing this to happen. I also make sure to use good posture and when sleeping, I need enough support to keep my neck straight while on my side.
Here is our discussion on MFR. There is a provider search at http://mfrtherapists.com/
Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) for treating compression and pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/myofascial-release-therapy-mfr-for-treating-compression-and-pain/
Have you heard of MFR before? Has your PT checked to see if your spinal processes are staying aligned?
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