I've had a laminectomy without fusion on C5,C6 and a very minor part of C7 in 2011 due to congenital cervical stenosis. I was wondering how strong my neck still is after removing the lamina without fusion.
On some moments I still get a bit scared that I might hurt my neck because I had surgery although it has been some time ago. For example, A few days ago a girl jumped into my arms and she grabbed my neck for a little support while I held her and last week I bumped my head slightly while I was swimming on my back (not a hard bump).
I know the muscle mass protects my neck a lot. But how careful do I need to be?
Thanks for your time!