Hello this is my first post on T-Nation
I am currently recovering from an injury i got while surfing about 6 months ago. I fell on a large wave and my surfboard basically karate chopped me in the back of the neck directly onto C7. I was fully paralyzed from the neck down for about 10 minutes from the impact(thank god for the guy who rescued me) but somehow managed to not break my neck. It took me three days being fully imobilized to get to the hospital (yay for third world countries) so i basically laid there totally static, no ice, no movement. That said i am very lucky, and i was recovering well but am having a hard time getting past a lot of the recovery time between PT and really need to get back into the water for both personal pleasure and for income. Most of my movement is back with the exception of some scar tissue that is surrounding the injury and i have been working hard at trying to get my muscle strength back
I crushed and partially tore the muscles and soft tissue that connect to c7 to the surrounding vertibret and my traps. I also got some nerve damage to the nerves that come out of that spot and run down the inside of my right arm (no loss of motor skills but numbness on inner arm and armpit). I have never cycled before and though the benifits of size would be a nice addition, what i really want is to recover so i do not miss the upcomming fall/winter season.
If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great
My doctor is very approachable because i hardly ever ask for anything but i wanted to go in with some specific drugs and dossages in mind and researched so that i could have a real conversation with him