Is It Common to Experience Back or Neck Pain After Hair Transplantation?


Hair transplantation is a two-step process.

During the first step we want our patients to lay face down, and we place the patient’s head on a headrest that has an open front, and that helps the patient to breathe comfortably. We take the hair follicles from the donor area, which is the back of the head, and this step takes 2 to 4 hours depending on the quantity of hair follicles that needs to be harvested. After this step, we have a break. The patient can have their meal, and rest during this time.

In the next step the patient lies on their back. The top of the head particularly receives the hair transplants at this stage. At this stage we need our patient to place their chin down and the top of their head up.

Because the patient remains in this position for a while and the process requires some time, those who experienced muscle stiffness and hernia in the past, might feel some neck or back pain.


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