Never had back or neck problems in my life until last summer. And even then the pain was in my arms and hands. Went thru PT, had EMGs done, had MRIs done, etc. Spine surgeon said I needed C5-C7 fusion ASAP. While I was waiting for surgery to be scheduled, I literally feel flat on my face.. Ended up with 2 black eyes and a broken hand. After that fall, I started experiencing trouble walking and having problems with balance. Anyway, had surgery in October 2014. Dr said spinal cord was extremely swollen. Anyway, here we are in June, 8 months after my surgery and my balance and walking continue to get worse. Spine surgeon has released me because the work he did to my spine healed nicely. Weaseled my way in to meet with a neurologist who specializes in movement issues. (Appt in July) Saw my rheumatologist this morning and he's sending me for and MRI of the brain to check for ataxia. I went from doing yoga 3 days per week and walking 5 mile each week to doing nothing but gaining weight (30 lbs) and becoming depressed. Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated.