My neck is getting worse. Had pcdf with rods in oct 08. I can no longer play my music and doc said it would get worse and there is nothing more he can do for me. PLEASE PEOPLE, THINK LONG AND HARD BEFORE HAVING THIS SURGERY!!! if it is a last resort then ok but if you can live with the pain it will be better in the long run. My hands stay numb and freeze and I can no longer play my music which was my life. I do not see a need to post further. Nothing will change for the better with me I am afraid. Good luck to everyone and God speed.