I'm almost 4 months after cervical spine surgery ( anterior discectomy and fusion - c5 c6 level ). My cervical spine is definetely damaged but it seems that is not a main issue right now. Anyway, I had problems with my neck for about seven years and finally had to go under the knife. My left arm was numb and there was a big strenght loss but it's better now. However I decided to undergo surgery not because of this numbness and strenght loss. At the end of 2013 new symtomps started, and spine surgery didn't help whit that.
First of all about month ago I was finaly diagnosed with eagle syndrome. I have it on my right side.
- Vertigo ( it was last year, everything started with that but it won't happen again after last year episode)
- Sometimes I have dizziness when I turn my head right ( my surgeon said that it can't be beacause my spine, especially after this surgery
- hyperacusis in my right ear ( This is my main problem. I had all laryngological tests, CT of my ear, MRI of my head and neck and there is no reason of this directly in my ear or brain ). I've read that hyperacusis can'y be caused by eagle syndrome but maybe someone here know other story
- pulsating tinnitius i my right ear ( it's not all the time, happens only sometimes, somtimes when I talk, sometimes when I turn my head quickly )
- fullness in my ears
- feeling that I have something in my throat ( sometimes little trouble with swallowing )
- cracking of upper parts of my neck ( only on the right side ). First I thought that this is an instability of my neck but x ray in motion showed that there is none. Is it posible that elongated styloid occasionally hits my spine when I'm moving my head?
- direct pain of my neck, at the nerve plexus spot on the right side.
- little eyeball pain ( from behind )
- tingling of my face from occiput to forehead
- sometimes blured vision
- floaters in my vision
- sometimes headache of one side of my head
Do you ever heard about this kind of symptoms conected to eagle syndrome? Especially hyperacusis and tinnitius and sometimes even problems with eyes? Did surgery was helpful and resolved problems?
I heard that this is less invasive method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czO8PFCdkWk
Do any of you have any experience whit this? What methods of surgery are available? Is every method is possible with every elongated styloid or is it depends on type of elongated styloid and shape of it?
Thank you in advance for any informations.344-Zrzutekranu20140422o13.04.09.png (313 KB)