Hi all - this is my first post here after joining today. I have a 7.5 year old whiplash injury that caused pain immediately following and ever since the impact. I have severe chronic pain which affects every area of my life since then. After having a fMRI performed a year ago which showed a torn/missing right alar ligament, I am currently looking at C1/C2 stabilization as a possible treatment for my pain. I am wondering if anyone here has had this surgery performed, and what the outcome has been long term? I am 30 years old, and a mother, so I really would like to hear that there is possibility for improvement, and that my movement will not be too severely altered. Any reply to this will be very much appreciated!