Are you sure that your husband fractured his neck as there is no mention of a fracture in the MRI report? There is mention of some “tight” areas that can compress and injure nerve roots and even the spinal cord slightly.
C3-C4:”Bilateral uncinate joint degenerative changes moderately narrows the neural foramina”. (C4 roots)
C4-C5: “suspected encroachment on exiting bilateral C5 nerve roots”.
C5-C6: “suspected encroachment on exiting bilateral C6 nerve roots”.
C6-C7: “suspected encroachment on exiting bilateral C7 nerve roots”.
Please refer to this hyperlink to understand what compression to the individual (C4-7) nerve roots will cause in regards to symptoms.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.