Hi, I had a small break in my dens odontoid process a few years ago (2011). I had surgery to fuse c1 and c2 as the bone didn't heal while I had a halo brace on.
I have been pretty much fine since, playing sport (field hockey, so not much of a contact sport really) and for the most part have not been negatively impacted by the operation, spare a small decrease in my ability to swivel my neck to look at stuff, I might look like Lurch occasionally, as I tend to turn with my shoulders rather than my neck now. Anyway, all that aside, recently I have had a growing level of pain develop around where I was operated on, it just feels like I have a hot ball at the base of my skull.
I was wondering if any one else that underwent the same or similar procedures has had a similar experience and if you have any advice as to what I should do about it.
I wouldn't be too concerned, however the discomfort is increasing and beginning to give me migraines.
I thank you for your time and comments,
Cheers - Lewis