I was involved in a car accident in 2011 and due to lateral impact suffered a C1 C2 fracture. Surgery was preformed and a screw was inserted. Surgery and recovery went perfect. And I currently have no pain and about 95% ROM. My question is, before the accident I was big into fitness and weight lifting. For about 6 months I've been lifting light weights less than 50% of the max I was lifting before. Are there long term effects of lifting weights at all ? And what are the concerns of increasing the weight ? And are there exercises I should avoid all together ? My primary care Dr. stated that everything is how it should be and I should back off if I have pain or ROM issues.