Ouch! sore neck
Posted April 08, 2002 - 06:04 AM
Posted April 08, 2002 - 10:33 AM
I got hit straight down on top of my head (at work) in Dec '00, by a 200 lbs+ chunk of ice, jamming my neck badly. Day after cutting the deal on my WR. (Knocked out,15 stitches, permanent cartilage damage, misaligned vertebra). Same type of injury suffered by Christopher Reeve.
(Company really helped out, too: I returned to work after 1 week off against medical advice (dumbest thing I ever did, but 1 wk till Christmas and kids and had already written the check for the bike, besides, I was a 'tough' guy, right?).
They immediately put me on lay-off and fought my workers comp for one week's wages. Merry Christmas! Yellow Freight sucks! I now do the same job elsewhere for 1/2 the pay and no pension.) I mention all this out of pure hate for them and to let you know what NOT to do.
I was a hell of a lot luckier than Mr. Reeve though, but really need extra protection and support now. This type of injury could easily happen on a bike.
EVA makes one, but it is stiff and can spin around and choke you. I can try to find the receipt for ours that fasten to chest protector (can't think of the small co.'s name) if you want. The absolute best is one I have SEEN, but can't find. The Dad of one of my son's racing buddies found it in a large sporting goods store w/ football equip. Just like ours only thicker in back and tapered. Want one!
Posted April 09, 2002 - 08:09 AM
Posted April 10, 2002 - 04:46 AM
Yes they resemble a football brace but they sell colored Lycra sleves also, total cost =$35-40
Posted April 10, 2002 - 07:35 AM
Thanks for the info...
Posted April 10, 2002 - 11:04 AM
Posted April 10, 2002 - 05:32 PM
I was flagging and working at the local SX track Saturday, and one Quad landed on another...
Lower spine injury (haven't heard prognosis yet). 65cc rider last summer (different track) landed on by 250: wheelchair/nearly died (by the way, Travis Pastrana flew across country to visit this little boy in the hospital. He IS a superstar!!). 250 rider on his own track 20 miles south last fall: wheelchair...This is just the last year here...
I believe in kidney belts and full-coverage chest protectors with mega spine armor too. Broken limbs are bad enough, but spine injuries...and think how delicate those bones are compared to arms and legs...
Posted April 10, 2002 - 11:26 PM
Posted April 12, 2002 - 05:43 AM
Posted April 12, 2002 - 06:07 AM
Now I just wish I had one back when I seen Motley Crue in '89.
Man was my neck sore the next moring!
Although, Im not sure I could have wore it anyways with my full-on mullet.
Posted April 12, 2002 - 06:20 AM
[ April 12, 2002: Message edited by: Chaindrive ]
Posted April 12, 2002 - 11:10 AM