Hey everyone. 5 days ago I dislocated my C4 vertebrae in my spine during an accident. The C4 got pushed in front of the C5. Luckily I there was no nerve damage on impact and I could feel and move everything. I had surgery the next day. The doctor realigned my spine with screws and bar on both sides. Then he took a donor bone and put it in there to promote the fusion. I am glad they did not have to take it from my hip.
I was able to walk the next day. Pain is getting better everyday. I am in a hard neck brace for 3 months. They say that it could take 3-6 months before resuming my normal activities. That seems long for me.
I was wondering how long it took some of you to recover? How long until the vertebrae fuses? I am still relatively young (21). Hopefully that me to heal faster.
I tried searching through older threads but couldn't exactly find what I was looking for.
BTW, I feel real bad for some of you. Spine problems are really just awful experiences. Good luck all of you.