To start on 9/3/2011 I feel off the roof of my trailer and fractured C1,C2, and C3. Below is the radiology report.
1. There is a non displaced fracture of the right lateral aspect of the posterior C1 ring, just posterior to the lateral mass. This is not displaced.
2. There is a vertically-oriented fracture involving the C2 vertebral body.Fracture involves the right sided body of C2extending from the base of the odontoid inferiorly, and extends to the right-sided neural foranen.There is no evidence of neuroforaminal compromise.
3. Fracture extends to involve the C3 vertebral body, including the posterio-lateral aspect of the vertebral body, and extending through the right-sided vertebral artery foramen. Again, no definite compromise of the foramen is seen. No displaced bony fragments are seen within the foramen. There is also a fracture lucency which is obliquely-oriented extending through the body of C3, again without significant displacement.
i was started on physical therapy on 1/10/2012. I have between 10 and 15 degrees movement to the left.
I also have a unhealed fracture at the C2 level.
The Dr. thinks the C2 fracture will heal without surgery but He does not know how ling it will take. I only have until the last working day in August 2012 for it to heal fully or my employer will terminate me.
What can I do for the pain which is constant? I can't tolerate driving for much over thirty minutes nor can I sit up. I even have pain and neck spasms while laying down.