I had a mtn bike crash in July. Fractured Lamina C4 and spinous process C5. Those have healed, but 1 month ago I started getting bolts of zinging down into my hands when I bend my neck forward, and buzzing in my hands at other times. Surgeon says I have spondylitic stenosis and a spur or disc is pressing on my cord when I look down. He's not in a hurry to operate and says it might go away. Otherwise, he recommends a laminoplasty.
I see many comments all over the internet by people who still have pain and more problems after surgery. This does not seem like an optimal solution. I looked into the laser spine institute and found a lot of posts on the net about that not being worthy either.
I don't expect there will be many forum members lurking around that have healed this kind of issue naturally, but, please post if so. I'm having a hard time giving up my active life and unaffected use of my hands playing piano and guitar....let alone getting back on my bike.
Some say it will take me a year to recover....if I could be confident it *would* take a year (or 2), life would be easier to handle. As it is now, I not only had a physical trauma, but psychological one too.