my surgeon has (on more than one occasion) told me that my at my age the spinal chord is reluctant to recover from being decompressed. i am only in my mid fifties though, not exactly geriatric!
i wonder if this has been told to anyone else?
at what age does the spinal chord stop bouncing back?
pre op the chord was devoid of spinal fluid or outer coating, dont know what its called, sorry (clearly visable on mri) and i am sure it had been that way for some time, wouldnt that be more significant than my age to recovery?
i have myleopathy? as a diagnosis, is this likely to get better? stay the same? or get worse? i know the op was to stop it getting worse, but is that short medium or long term.
i think i am getting to grips with this and just realise more and more how little i know and perhaps knowing might be a good thing!
c5/6/7 op on 17th May 2012 two cages, top plate and 6 screws, xray looked amazing!