A member asked:

My father in law broke his neck a year. a go between. his c2 and c4 is they any chance. he will. walk again?

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Depends!: Exercise, pt, severity of neural cannel compression during the fracture. His age. So many variables. Usually, the possbilities for great improvement diminish after one year. But do not lose hope!

Answered 3/18/2013


Dr. Marshall Bedder answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Depends: Sorry to hear that. One has to know the specifics. If he had transected his spinal cord he could not breath and he would have to be on a ventilator for the rest of his life. If there has been improvement, there will be a chance of continued improvement . If his improvement has plateaued , that is usually as good an improvement as you will see.

Answered 4/29/2017


Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Let me explain: He must have other problem complicating the fracture (spinal cord injury) that what decide if he will walk again or not. What kind of spinal cord injury he have ? How his recovery?

Answered 3/19/2013



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