I am new and have a quick question. I had a 2 level C5-C7 fusion with hardware on 9/13/11 due to a bruise on my spinal cord and stenosis with bone spurs and herniations. I was told prior to surgery that my hand pain would most likely be permanet because of the spinal cord injury from the fall however they never addressed if the leg weakness would still be present. I didn't have the leg weakness when I left the hospital but I attributed it to being on the decadron. Also I am a nurse so I am not sure how long I will be out of work does anyone have any idea???