I will give you some background first. I got into an accident just over 5 weeks ago where my spine was dislocated at the C4/5 level. I ended up getting a posterior cervical fusion.
Fortunately, my recovery has been great. I was off of pain meds after the first week. At my 1 month check up appointment, I got x-rays and my doctor told me that I only needed to wear my neck brace for 2 months instead of 3 months which which he initially told me. I was really happy with the news.
I was wondering how other people are coping with this type of surgery. I know my case is slightly different in that I did not have neck problems prior to the incident. However, I would like to know other peoples experiences with the surgery.
Also, I am a really active person. I love to run. I was wondering when some of you were able to pick up with your regular activities?