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A 21-year-old male asked:

How long does it take for a c2 vertabrae fracture to heal, my son fractured the vertabrae in his neck back in may, now he is experiencing numbness. ?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Contact neuro: Of course the numbness could be due to a number of issues, but a neuropathy or other issue stemming from the fracture would be the most concerning. I would call the neurosurgeon immediately, first thing in the am, and discuss this with their nurse, to get proper testing and evaluation done. This is not one you can wait on.
Last updated Jul 19, 2015


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