If you spend any time driving in or around the Denver, Colorado, area, you know that you are always sharing the road with truckers.
A hip replacement is a huge deal. You know that you will have to be off work for a while, but you likely don't think that the choice to have a replacement could make your life difficult as it often does for people in this situation.
Most people, especially those in manual labor trades, experience back pain at some point. However, some back injuries can result in serious mid- and long-term damage, and often result in many days of missed work.
Injuring the vertebrae of your spinal cord can change your entire life in an instant, especially when your injury occurs in the higher vertebrae C1 through C4. While injuring vertebrae and enclosed nerves in any part of you back can inflict serious, long-term damage, the result of a high-cervical nerve (HCN) injury can be absolutely devastating.