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edited 10/01/2015 - 8:32 PM in New Member Introductions
hi everyone! my name is kimberly and i'm from texas. my spine issues started august 2004 when i was in a horrific car accident. i broke my neck in three places, along with many other injuries. i would have to say that was my worst injury, as i still suffer from chronic pain in my neck to this day. it can be debilitating some days.
when i woke up in the hospital, i was in a halo and found out my c2-c3 had been fused. after almost 4 weeks i went home. i was in the halo 6-8 weeks. a day or so after having the halo removed i lost all feeling in my hands. my neurosurgeon immediately scheduled surgery to fuse my c3-c4. it's been over 10 years, and i still live with daily pain. recent mri reveals the disc below my fusion is deteriorating. i also have a herniation c6/7. i have always had headaches, but recently my migraines have increased and become more severe. i hope i can find people who have been in similar situations to mine, and that i can help those who are new to spinal injuries know that you can make it through. :)

to keep all responses together i have closed the member's introduction and posted the link to the members thread in the pain forum

liz, spine-health moderator
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