Hi everyone,I have finally figured, I think all this bloging posting thing out.I never had a chance to introduce myself.Im Dar,and I have CSS C2-C5 in my left neck.I was working as a nursing assistant for 5 yrs,until I started having wicked pain in my sholder,going into my neck causing migraines.I was off balanced,was confused,and couldn't focus at my job. I didn't know what was wrong with me,I went to a Dr and said it was migraines. It was more than just migraines,so I seen a different Dr,who had me see a someone who specialized in nurology "migraines". She sent me in for a MRI,and thats when I found out about the stenosis. I was in tears everyday because of the pain. I was put on gabapintin,imitrx,and ibprophen for the pain. I had a steriod injection,and didn't help me. Then,they wanted me to get the RF done.I had that done in May last yr and it took a long time for me to feel no pain in my neck. I still have pain not as bad. I wonder if Im going to be back to square one when my nerve grows back. It last anywhere from 8-18mo. I decided to see a specialist in the neck n back look at my films. He said my stenosis isn't that bad. I know it is moderate,and I knew that I couldn't return to my duties as a NAR,when he said I should.I really dont like this Dr,he does't seem to care at all. I never got any relief from my pain, and suffered for a long time. I still get the migraines from my neck pain,but not everyday. I have no support and noone who really knows what I have gone threw and the pain I have suffered. I have suffered from depression and have been medicated for that.I have tried my 2nd med now,hope it works well for me.I have pain in my left arm,numbnes and numbness in my thumb,forefinger,middle finger and sometimes in my left arm. I also,think I have stenosis in my lower back.I have had pain in my right hip that runs down into my side of my leg started around the same time of my neck pain. One Dr said it was Brusitis,now I am starting to believe it is stenosis cuz,my left hip hurts when I get up like im an old crippled woman. Im 37 and I dont understand how my life could change so derasticly and the pro's can't tell me why I got this. I think it's from my job,but I can't prove it. I don't get workcomp,or anything. I am angery,sad,and disapointed that no one understands me. I have been threw hell and at times I wish that some one would listen too me! So,I will keep on living and I need to find a job. I hate it cuz I lost a good paying job,with benifits.I am a divorced mom of 4,my oldest 18,14,12&8 two girls,two boys.I am in a realationship and plan on spending my life with him. He sometimes just doesn't know what to do or how to answer me. I need to return to college,but Im going to be limited as too what I can do. I am frustated! I need to have a functional exam done,and it is for 2 days and 4 hrs per day. This will tell me what limitations I will have for long term. Im now reading that stenosis gets better? Is this true? I need advice,positive feed back,support. Please help me threw this battle!