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patrain17ppatrain17 Ottawa area, CanadaPosts: 103
I am now 8 months out of a decompression surgery followed by an occiput to c3 fusion. I love sports and practicing sports and I would like to know if it's realistic to think that I could play tennis, volleyball and hockey again when I can't even turn my head normally. I lost at least 50% of my neck rotation and moving my head isn't easy and painful when I push it too much. Will I ever get to a point when I'm gonna be comfortable enough to think of trying it and if I try it, is there some risks.

I am turning to you guys because I never got any answers from my surgeons and PT although my PT was of great help to getting me to where I am today.



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,877
    really only belongs with your surgeon. There is no one here who is qualified to provide you with the answer.

    Also, I think you sort of answered your own question. If you have lost 50% of mobility in your neck (and that is a HUGE
    amount), then how could you even play hockey or volleyball. I've coached both, at to extent you need eyes behind your head to take in the entire playing field
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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