Neurology Community
C1 vertebrae fracture
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

C1 vertebrae fracture

Long story short, I fractured my C1 vertebrae in a car accident back in July.  I was in a Miami J for 13 weeks.  I did not require surgery and I have been in physical therapy for about 2 weeks now, slowly regaining my flexibility/strength.  Everything seems to have healed fine and all the tendons/ligaments held up fine with no severe damage which would require surgery and the vertebrae stayed completely stable during healing.  My doctor says I should not participate in contact sports anymore, I dont play football or wrestle but I do snowboard, mountain bike, and ride motorcycle, my doctor considers those "contact" sports.  I have met others who have had the same or similar neck injuries who have been cleared by their doctor to go back to normal life.  I have heard from everyone that when a bone heals it is as strong or stronger than before.  Any opinions or insight into this would be most appreciated.  The sports I participate in arent really contact sports but there is that chance that one could hit there head so is my neck more susceptible to being reinjured?  Thank you in advance for any and all information you can provide me with.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Hi, I totally agree with the advice given by your doctor. You were lucky that the CI vertebral fracture did not lead to permanent spinal cord injury. You must avoid all those activities, which can lead to reinjury.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
hi, i was thrown from a horse 23 days ago and along with a collapsed lung, 6 broken ribs, a concussion, a perforated kidney and some serious bruising i fractured my c2 vertebrae. im a snowboarder and mountain biker myself and i was just wondering if you were ever cleared to snowboard again? also, have you had any reoccurring pain or problems since your accident? it sounds like our fractures were pretty similar, i didnt have to go through surgery or the halo either, and doctors said i should only be in the Miami J for about 6-8 weeks. also, i read that the C2 vertebrae has something to do with vision and optic nerves, did you notice any problems with vision (ie. when reading or focusing)?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1689801_tn?1333986916
Blank
Dagun
Iceland
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ