Originally Posted by Cynical25
I chipped two & compressed three vertebrae from a fall in my teen years, and healed up with no issues. My injury did not require surgery, just 8 weeks of rest, so I'm not sure how my experience or severity compares to your injury.
I remember being quite fearful of the potential for pain on my bouncy-gaited Arab (plus shaken confidence after said fall which was early in my riding career,) but that horse majorly stepped up to the challenge of easing me back into riding. Start slow and remember to breathe and relax - you may subconsciously tense as you worry about potential pain.
Wishing you a complete recovery!
My L2 is pretty bad, I've lost feeling in my left leg but only minor strength loss, they're considering surgery if it doesn't begin to heal correctly in 3 weeks (I just put photos up in the "Photo thread" of the accident/x-ray), my T11 is also a compression, however not nearly as severe as the L2. It's nice to know I still have hope :) I'm in a brace at the moment and on bed rest.. Loving the flat on my back thing -eye roll-.