I am doing slightly worse. The problems now are different than those prior to surgery. My headaches, stiff neck, and associated weakness/discomfort have disappeared. The muscles at the base of my neck constantly ache/hurt. I don't feel as if I can relax properly. The nerves ache and are irritated when I move around or sleep differently than normal. Stretching and lifting weights are painful, sometimes problematically so. I feel lazy, often unwilling to risk a jolt of pain or soreness. Sitting for an hour or so leads to stiffness. I don't feel comfortable moving around sometimes. My back NEVER feels good.