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I have CS but my doctor refuses to give me any pain killers or an MRI. Apart from moving surgeries, i can't do anything about it. I'm going into remission, for the first time ( I was diagnosed by having an ex-ray recently ) so i'm new to this. I just wanted to know what happens to a persons body, when they go into remission. Does a persons natural pain killers start to work. Surely, the body doesn't heal itself for a while. I'm just intereted in what is happening to my body when it's feeling a lot better. I still have headaches, dizziness, swelling in my wrists, knees, ankes, the top of my feet. and clumsy feet when i've just woken up, but apart from that, quire a few things have eased up. I have no more shooting pains and i can lift things, with my hands. My neck is about 75 percent better. As i've said, i'd just like any thoughts on why and how a body goes into remission. Thanks.

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    Chrissy, that sounds like good news.  I'm not sure I would necessarily call it remission in that you may never get worse really.  I've spoken with people who had this occur and adjusted something in their life, or just waited, done PT, etc. and it hasn't year returned (many years later).  

    I don't believe it's natural pain killers but I'm not a doctor.   My guess is the condition is repairing (nerves can regrow, spines can become realigned).  Whatever you are doing, keep it up.  Activity, stretching, massage, posture. 

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      Thank you, you've given me hope. The doctor said it would get worse, and reoccur. He said it without any feeling. I just try to carry on as normal, like doing my garden. I don't do anything else, except i take more rests with my neck supported by a folded cushion. I appreciate your reply.

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      Yes what is worth than a doctor who doesn't know is one who presumed to know more than they do.

      If you garden, my only recommendation is to take breaks and be mindful how long your head is bent down. It's not exactly a good posture position but hard to do any other way. Yoga may be a good thing to start I've been told.

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      Thank you for your kind advice, but i have no choice. I live alone, with no family near. I moved into my bungalow, last December, and both it, and my garden need lots of attention. I was painting the woodwork, today, and i had to give in, after nearly two hours, because of the headache and dizziness. I thought i may fall off the ladder. I will try again tomorrow. I have no choice. There's no one to help, believe me, i've tried to get help. I'm on basic benefits, so i can't afford to pay anyone. Anyway, as i said, i appreciate your advice.

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      Thank you for mentioning yoga, i have no money to do anything for leasure, all my spare money goes on paint and my garden.
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      You can look on line you tube has many free videos on yoga and classes! You can research it go to the library and check out a book. It is simple just start at beginning and go slow! Cost is free! 
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    Maybe ask your doctor to refer you to a neurologist. I had a fusion in 1999 & if I could go back I never would of had it done! They don't tell you that it weakens above & below the fusion and now I have three more disks that are herniated and the surgeon wants to do another fusion going through my back as they went through the fromt,of my neck last time. I am not going to have five levels fused as it will just cause more problems. It cost me my career and ruined my health. I know it has helped some people but I also have peripheral & small fiber neuropathy. Which just adds to my life of pain, headaches, well you know, try yoga and if they pay for Accuuncture try that as it helped me but insurance won't pay for it, but they will pay for a 200,000 surgery. I live in the States so it is different.

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      That's awful about your pain. I hope things get better, for you, in some way, in the future. I live in the UK. My surgerys doctors have just said it's age related so live with it. No pain killers or hospital.

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