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i am new on here, but have had cs for around 4yrs, when i was diagnosed the dr didnt tell me what to expect, i now get pain in legs, they feel stiff, and my hands as well, thats on top of neck pain and headaches please could someone advise me if this is part of the cs, im 43yrs old by the way many thanks in advance traceyx

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    It is notoriously difficult to make any future predictions about C/S outcomes....and the professionals are usually reluctant to spell out the details of prospects, or speculate,  for any individual patient.  Some cases settle down,  some continue in phases,  and some require surgery.  Almost impossible to predict !  The symptoms you mention are all usual for C/S,  but any changes in symptoms should be reported to GP,  in case there's a need for further testing to assess severity.  C/S is considered a 'degenerative' condition,  and it requires a continuous assessing to determine what treatments might be required.  A Physiotherapist is usually more qualified than a GP to assess progress of the condition,  and with more severe cases there is a need for assessment by a Neurosurgeon.  An MRI scan can help determine what level of attention is appropriate. 

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      many thanks for replying so quickly, its nice to know im not the only one, my dr is no help whatsover and i dont know what questions to ask, but you have certainly given me a lot to think about, are you a sufferer yourself, if so hope you are coping ok best wishes from tracey
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      Yes,  I've had C/S since I was first diagnosed 30 years ago,  and probably had it before that for several years.  My C/S is injury-based,  rather than OA-based(osteo-arthritis),  so it has developed more slowly than most who post here.  At the same time,  it's given me a lot of insight into the dynamics of the condition,  and I tend more towards self management ,  rather than the medicated or surgical route.  There are many 'dodgy' treatments out there for C/S,  so I like to explore my skepticism to restore some balance to how I deal with it.  We all get like that after treatments don't match expectations,  I suppose.

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      you seem to have a very positive outlook on life very much like myself, its something we have so we learn to cope no use moping is there, i would certainly be very interested in any techniques eyc you have for dealing with it, at the moment im taking codydramol, 10/500mg, they help at the moment but the condition has got worse over the years so would like to try other methods many thanks
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      Agreed.  I try to explore other methods for managing day to day.  I think there's an obvious shortage of good advice available to C/S patients on this issue.  Have a look at this link on cervical spondylosis guidance....might be some things you van relate to :  http://www.physiobob.com/forum/musculoskeletal-outpatients/30602-cervical-spondylosis-self-management-advice.html.    It might take a day or two for the moderators on this site to allow this link to be posted.  If they don't,  I will send it by private message.  It's mostly about some tips for self management I've collected over the years.  Always room for improvement and new ideas !

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      Because I included a 'link' in my response,  it may take a day or two for it to be moderated and posted.  If it's refused,  I'll send link by private message.  It's just some tips on self management I put together a few years ago.  Feel free to judge,  or comment.

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    Hi,

    I have had cs for a few years now but am currently in a flare which is far worae than before. My rt side neck is painful and I have pain rt temple and over eye nearly 10 days straight. My last x ray a while back confirmed cs and a bone spurand narrowing at c5 c6

    I just wondered does anyone else get pain at temple and eye it can make me feel nauseous.

    Cannot tolerate pain meds well so am struggling. Would appreciate it if anyone else has had same symptoms if they could reply

    Maria

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      I think it would be quite unusual for any pain at temple, or in eye,  with C/S.  Never heard about similar.  Sounds more like Myalgia, or Neuralgia,  which can can be an after effect from shingles (chicken pox).  Sometimes it doesn't show for many years.  Just guessing,  but I think it's worth mentioning to your GP,  rather than thinking it might be tjhe C/S.  Could be from getting run down with the C/S,  and the neuralgia kicking in.  Headaches with C/S are usually at rear/base/top of head.

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    hi gerry, i have read the link you sent me, thanks very much for that by the way, i found it very informative, you have certainly been way more helpful than my doctor. i can safely say im youre number one fan at the moment. keep up the great work, again many thanks tracey x
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