I Broke My Neck

Disabled by Accident 26 People

    Broken Neck: So What Do I Do Now?

    This is the story of how I (a twenty year old guitar teacher from Essex, England) managed to break three vertabre in my neck. I am posting this as a way of moving on from my own experience; but equally to help others in a similar situation. I welcome any comments...
    jd2009 jd2009
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Jan 31, 2009

    Fell From A Tree

    When I was about 13 years old, me and my friends were climbing quite a big tree, we thought it was quite safe so we didn't really think twice about the situation... I was about 12 ft from the ground along with my 14 year old sister called Sarah (this isn't her real name). I was...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 10, 2013

    On November 18th 2014 I was in a head

    and on collision... I was sitting still in a turning lane and another driver hit me going about 50mph I was launched into the windshield which broke my c1 vertebrae in half I had to have surgery to fusey c1 and c2 vertebras together I spent 5 hours in surgery and 6 days in the...
    TrueGritCountry TrueGritCountry
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2015

    Three years ago when I was 15,

    me and my brother were tasked to find a christmas tree in the woods. He was 19. After about an hour of hunting we came across a giant spruce with a brilliant top. Only problem was that it was 25 feet tall but me being young and feeling invincible I offered to climb up with the...
    brokebacknikkie brokebacknikkie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2014
    gemmydoll gemmydoll
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2015

    In a Split Second Everything Changed

     When I was a kid I was racing cars when the dude in front of me made a mistake. I "t-boned" him and next thing I was upside down in incredible pain. The medical team checked me out and cleared me. In terrible pain I made it home. The pain persisted for 2 weeks. I...
    BigDaddyDoughboy BigDaddyDoughboy
    46-50, M
    Apr 9, 2009

    A Normal Day Of Gymnastics.

    i was 12 years old and i was loving gymnastics i was a level 5 for the 3rd year because my coaches wanted high scores. i was on bars and was practicing handstands my coach never liked me in the middle of spotting me i feel him let go and i feel my hands slip off the bar it felt...
    ashleyjo1 ashleyjo1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2013

    May 4th 2014 about 330 am

    while intoxicated I jumped into a pool head first and when I hit the bottom I felt a shock go through my body and thought for a moment I was paralyzed. So while underwater still I moved my feet, hands and legs and was good. When I came above water blood was dripped down my face...
    ccarrollredhawk ccarrollredhawk
    22-25, M
    Aug 29, 2015

    Well, That Was Not The Best Night I Have Had.

    It took a few months for me to really remember what happened, but I was drinking with a couple friends Monday, February 6th 2012, and we got in a car accident. Not smart, I know. I was in the back seat and we hit a wall doing between 60 and 70 MPH based off a police estimation. I...
    Troutt Troutt
    Jul 22, 2013

    Really having a difficult time in my halo brace.

    anyone ever had to wear one that can help me give me advice?
    Ashleylong16 Ashleylong16
    18-21, F
    Jun 2, 2015

    I Took Off My Seatbelt

    it was hot in the car, a cool crisp november morning i took off my seat-belt and removed my jacket i'd  never been in an accident. i like to think i'm a good driver... i've never even had a ticket! but there was ice on the road... memories of another vehicle-  it...
    wahlnuts wahlnuts
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2008

    C1 Break

    I broke my neck on June 10th of 2012. I crashed during a motocross race and after 33 years of racing you just know when things aren't right when you stop tumbling. I had a sharp pain in the right side of my neck. It felt like a hot knife was stuck in my neck just below my ear. I...
    sculp sculp
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2012
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