My name is Angel and recently we have found out that our 22 year old son has been living with a broken neck for at least 12 years. He went into the ER to see if he could find out why he was getting migraine headaches. We of course were very shocked to learn that he has a broken neck as well as be told over and over again that they dont even understand how he is alive today. Anyway he is going to have his c1 and c2 fused and I guess using screw stabilize his neck as his brain stem is stretched as well. I was hoping to find out if anyone else has experienced this surgery and could fill us in on what the recovery process and what we will be looking at as far as Joe returning back to his normal life style. I just really cant even grasp all of this and am hoping that if I become a bit more knowledgeable I will have an easier time grasping these recent issues.
I wish there was a way to post his ctscan cause it is so amazing and scary at the same time to see it. I also know that he definitely has some permanent damage to his spinal cord so this is why the urgency to stabilize this neck to prevent anymore damage. I would like to say though that although via ct scan my son looks like hes in bad shape, other than headaches he has lived a normal life and at no point would we have ever thought that something took place that would break his neck like it is other than the look mom no hands fall from his bike that required stitches in his chin and a trip to scandia where he rode the indi cars and was hit from behind by another car which threw his car into a metal railing that had no tire for cushion as they hadn't replaced it yet. The only injuries we seen was he had bruising to his face but never complained of neck pain.
Thank You in Advance