Cervical Spinal Stenosis-Post Op
I have had cervical spinal stenosis for the past four years. Four weeks ago, I finally had the surgery (laminoplasty C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7). My symptoms were not typical of cervical spinal stenosis. I did not have any pain, but when I would lay down in bed and lift my head up, my neck would tremble. I also had trouble with handwriting as well as weakness in my legs and some other atypical sypmtoms. The surgeon said that the compression in my spine was worse than the MRI showed. My question is this - after 4 weeks my symptoms are still the same (maybe a little worse). Is this because the nerves are even more inflamed after the surgery and need to heal or adjust? If the surgery was successful, how long does it take for these symptoms to go away? I have read that it take up to a year to get better, and that the nerves heal at a very slow pace. Is this true, or do most people start feeling better after a month?
Thanks in advance,