Concussions - Head and Neck Injury/broken disc


Hi there
My uncle (who is 50) had a VW Jetta fall on him, and as a result he broke C2 and C3. He is exceptionally lucky in that he didn't lose feeling anywhere, did not require a ventilator or any major treatment.
That was 3 weeks ago. He gets the worst headaches imaginable and has dizzy spells.
Should I be worried? Should I be making him go the hospital?


If he did indeed fracture C2-C3 then he needs to be under a doctor's care. Especially so within the first 1 to 5 years.
There is a direct relationship to his lower brainstem and spinal cord there and he needs to be monitored and helped along the way for sure.
You can see what the hospital says/does/recommends and according to the severity of the injury he may be a candidate for a head-neck injury specialist to help him even further.
Fill me in on what you decide and what they tell him please.  

Concussions - Head and Neck Injury

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Robert A. Arnone, D.C.


I can answer questions in regards to head or neck injury mainly in regards to youth or adult athletes. In my St Louis Office I have extensive experience in helping Concussion patients and those suffering from Whiplash Injury after a Car Accident. I cannot answer any questions in regards to Medications or Surgeries unless the person is looking for an option to improve or regain their health without Drugs or Surgery.


I am a board certified and licensed doctor that specializes in the head-neck injury in children & adults. I have helped Concussed Athletes from as young as 2 years old to The Professional Level with 90% Results of some improvement, much improvement, or total improvement. My unique approach is very different from what other doctors and hospitals are doing in regards to head-neck injury. We look at a physical aspect of this phenomenon, measure it, analyze it and correct it in order to achieve the amazing results that we are seeing.

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