I have cervical C1-C2 dislocation to put simply. 1 week ago I slipped (clumsiness) and feel backwards and hit my head. On impact the following occurred:
1. Couldn't breathe and talk - about 30 seconds then slowly started
2. Couldn't feel or move anything below the neck - after 1 minute I started regaining movement in my limbs 1 by 1. In about 10-15 mins I was able to walk and stand on my own again.
I checked in hospital and made 3D Scan, MRI and X-ray. On the picture in showed a severe dislocation of the C1-C2 disk. The strange thing was that this dislocation was not a result of the fall, but it was old (for years). I've made several clips from the 3D Scan and MRI to show exactly the situation. Here are the videos:
The doctors said that this situation has become like this for some years and C1-C2 have adhesions that keep them..."together" in the current state
Symptoms that I have:
none for far. I don't feel any different than before or are limited neurologically someway by the situation
I've had some fall and hit to the head in the past which all had "strange" impact - meaning after each hit I had some kind of strange reaction in my limbs for a short while (<1 min), but haven't checked it before, until last week. <br />
I would like to know if there is some form of treatment or operation that can..."fix" this, because doctor's conclusion of this situation were that next hit/fall/whatever could be my last. I also understood that operation in the current state is unreasonably risky due to the fact that this dislocation has been in place for years.
Has anyone had this before? How dangerous is a surgery, or is there a "treatment" of some sort if the surgery is too risky?
p.s. I'm 28 years old with a sporty lifestyle if it matters