After reading several posts, I know it is possible to get a class 1 or 2 after having spinal surgery (fusion with titanium rods and screws, and lamenectomy). My question has to do with the actual injury and resulting damage. I sustained a burst fracture of the L1 and L2 vertibrea with spinal cord damage. I have been walking since about 3 weeks after the accident, but I do have some nerve damage in the lower extrematies. I can feel most of my legs with just diminished sensation through out the legs. After physical therapy I now have a 5/5 on both legs on the strength tests. Have not used any assistance device ie.. wheelchair or walker for the last 8 months. The injury was just about a year ago. Curious if this limits me from qualifying for a class 1 or class 2.