I am a 13-year-old girl from Perth, Western Australia. It has been two weeks since my c6, c7 and t1 were fused following a compression fracture in my c7. I am currently in a neck brace, although my spine is stable. I have tested some short up, down, left, right head movements without the neck brace with no problems at all. I was wondering how long will it take for a full fusion and recovery as a child, and will I ever get back to a normal teenage lifestyle?
- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator