I was a very healthy 67 year old. Two months ago I was diagnosed with cervical myelopathy with compression at 5 levels. Symptoms included numbness, tingling, and pain in my feet and hands, slight balance issues, slightly clumsy hands, and slight weakness in my legs. I saw three top physicians and one recommended an anterior approach with fusion. The other two thought my spine was stable enough for an extensive laminectomy without fusion. I chose that approach and had surgery 7 weeks ago. Unfortunately my symptoms seem to be getting worse and no one seems to be concerned. I saw my surgeon at 2 and 6 weeks post op and he feels I am doing well and need to give it time. I should mention that I had kyphosis with normal lordosis. He felt that would not be a problem with the approach he took. The other docs agreed. I am very discouraged and need some guidance.