But now, have almost daily muscle spasms in my neck, starting at base of skull and
going down into my left shoulder and
sharp pain at the base of my skull, especially with looking up or looking down. I wasn't expecting so much range of motion issues after surgery. I have tried PT and cervical traction. Follow up MRI in the summer showed "broad based extradural defects c5-6, C6-7 with slight flattening of the cervical cord at the c5-6 level. No evidence of cord compression".