Subject: C2 Vertebrae – Muscle Atrophy
Question: In 2001, I fractured my C2 vertebrae in two places, as well as my skull in three. In the past couple of years, I have noticed that in my right side, I am experiencing muscle atrophy of my neck, shoulder, arm and hand.
I am wondering, what do I do? Will it continue to shrink, or is there any way I could fix it? Any kind of information you can give me, or any websites or resources you could refer me to would be greatly appreciated.
Answer: You need to get checked out immediately. Atrophy is serious, and can indicate something far more insidious.  I don’t want to scare you, but I do want you to schedule an appointment with your local neurologist ASAP!!!!

As for online resources for your condition… it may be better to actually get evaluated instead of figuring it out on your own.   Havinng an actual diagnosis would be far better than guessing about it on the net.   If y0ou need help finding a neurologist please access me through my website,

Dr. Peter Carr