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hi everyone hope you all coping well. i have a question which i hope someone can help me with, was diagnosed 4yrs ago, with cs, but ive also got fuesd bones in my neck, ive recently noticed that the pain seemns to be everywhere, does anyone know how long it takes from the time you are diagnosed til it gets really bad, its probably a bit of a silly question as everyone is different, but im just looking for a ballpark figure really as to what to expect and when like a timeline sort of thing hope you can help, love tracey x

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    It's almost impossible to predict outcomes with C/S.  Some with severe degeneration have few symptoms,  some with minor degeneration have more symptoms,  and vice versa. It's all got to do with whatever nerves are threatened or trapped.  The degeneration alone isn't painful, in itself, and it doesn't determine future symptoms.  The C/S symptoms can settle or worsen depending on how nerves are affected,  and they can change either way as time progresses.  It doesn't only get worse,  as many maybe believe.  Managing activities, and movement of the neck,  can help alter the symptoms experienced beneficially.
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    i have had spondylosis in the lumber and neck for so many years now think roughly 46 not long ago been told i have ostioporosis in the neck lumber and hip going by the degeneerative changes i have had it for some time. so in answer to your question i really don't think there is any time it depends on the individual and the rate their bones are degrading sorry but its a case of suck it and see really just do your best to get on with things . Take care hope all goes well for you. Regards Pat 
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      hi pat many thanks for replying i thought that might be the answer, hopefully when i see the specialist he might have more info for me, cos thats something im lacking at the moment due to the drs in my surgery being, shall we say not on the ball, and thats being too polite lol, apart from the one i just saw who was lovely, and hes the one who has been the most help, anyway hope things are ok with you love tracey x
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    My CS with myelopathy (pinched spinal cord) started at C2, 3 and 4 (fused since the end of 2013), herniated disk at C6. Extreme sensations ran from the neck down to my feet at the time of diagnosis. I was very close to being paralyzed.

    Right after the fusion, the turnaround was 110%. I was able to walk with out a cane. However even now, almost 2.5 years later, I have 'pain', pins and needle or a fire like feeling in my hands and feet as well as hyper reflexia. On my last visit with the neurosurgeon, I asked a similar question to yours above. He said with nerve pain, it is so hard to say, everyone is different.

    Good luck!

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