The worst thing a doctor said to me was (shaking her head, looking at spinal stenosis on a scan report): "C3! C4! C5! C6! C7! Just don't ever get into a car accident!". I was afraid to ask, "why". From her tone of voice, I thought she meant, a car accident would paralyze me. And I went around in fear, thinking I was that fragile. I no longer believe that.