Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
You should have gone to the hospital straight away. The amount of pain you described, and not being able to get up for 15 minutes are obvious signs that you've done some damage. My 'bad fall' sounds similar, but I didn't get up, I was put on a stretcher and taken out by ambulance. I struggled to move for almost a fortnight because I'd twisted my lower spine, along with blowing out two discs. The twist fixed itself thankfully when I was rolling over in bed one night (nice big crack and then 'good' pain), but the discs still aren't right 2 years on.
Getting on again can be difficult, but you're off to a good start - my getting back on was 2 weeks later, and the mare reared on me and I came off AGAIN.
Once you get your back checked out and fixed, go back to basics. There's no rush, no one is going to think less of you for being nervous. Go back to trot poles and jumps your horse can just step over. Work on things that you are confident with, to help convince yourself that you can still do it. Even after all that, you'll still be nervous, but you need to trust in yourself. If it happens again, well ****, that's bad luck, just try again.
Just remember that there is no rush.