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Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical myelopathy

I had surgery in October, anterior and posterior discectomy, laminectomy and fusion. My prior MRI showed a severe compression plus C3 was sticking out and bent down, hard to explain. The MRI showed spinal cord damage. I’m 3 months post surgery and I’m walking better and balance is better but my hands are very numb and the fine motor skills affected. I’ve gone back to work but after 4 hours my hands are completely fatigued and I find all my other symptoms worsen. I don’t know if this will get better. It’s so hard to explain this to others and desperately need someone to talk to

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Hi pattycakes, welcome to the fourm , myelopathy is not a nice illness and i think it's hard to pick up if you are lucky you have a good chance of recovery if you are only 3 months you still have chance of some more recovery , I was to late long story but I have to manage my symptoms best I can , are you taking any medication for your symptoms

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No I didn’t know there were medications I could take for them. Thank you for your response and would love to hear your story 🤓

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Good luck in your journey

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Thank you so much

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Hi I am 6 mths past surgery had anterior 2 yrs ago and I had posterior laminectomy and fusion surgery July last year and still no better

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Thanks for your response and sharing, I have a feeling I’m as good as it’s going to get but....GOD IS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN THIS

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I know what you mean, it is hard to explain the numbness etc.

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