Hello to all, I hope some of you might be able to give me some info about this new issue that has been found in my neck. I have recently have been diagnosed with a severe instability between my C1 & C2 verabrates. It looks like I was born with out the little bone that keeps c1c2 together. Creating at least a 1cm gap when my head is flexed forward. I have been given 2 choices, to have c1c2 fused together or live with it like I have for 37 years. I have thought of living with it but it is hard to stop thinking about that if something happens I could end up living like Christopher Reeves or Travis Roy for you New england Hockey fans. There are also 2 words that weresaid to me by my doctor the first time he saw me - he told he that I was Grossly abnormal. I do not think i have ever heard those two words together in my life. I think the only reason I have to have it fixed now is my 2 lovely kids and the love of my life my wife of 12 years - I want to see at least 50 with her.