I'm an active 48YO male who is recovering well 8+ weeks after ACDF surgery on C4-6. Prior to my operation I ran 18-25 miles weekly and was fairly fit cardio-wise with a fairly stable resting blood pressure around 120/80.
Since my surgery, I have experienced the type of "head rush" feelings that I know are associated with low blood pressure, and I am wondering if these feelings are cervicogenic-related or if anybody else has experienced similar feelings.
I first experienced this about 10 days after surgery. I was walking in a nearby cemetery for my therapy, and crouched down to read a headstone. When I stood up, I got a massive head rush, to the point where my vision went gray and I seriously thought I would pass out for about 20-30 seconds. It cleared OK and I walked home.
That type of crouching-then-standing motion never brought on that head rush feeling for me prior to the surgery. I have experienced it since on a number of occasions, always when rising to stand after bending or laying down.
Anyone else felt this or have a good explanation?