i recently had a laminectomy in which they decompressed what appeared to be the beginning of a syrinx. The decompression seemed to work well and spinal fluid is now flowing more freely up and down my spinal cord. dura patch was also used to help widen the area. This was done at my injury site of C4C5. After reading many stories on care cure, I decided to not have the shunt put in to avoid more damage. It appeared the cysts was progressive, so I felt I had to have the surgery. My spasms were also getting much worse. It is been about two weeks since surgery. My spasms have decreased a lot, but pain from my recovery is still pretty heavy. I also have not gotten a lot of the function I had in my arms and wrists back yet. Does anyone know if these are fairly normal reactions? How long?