3+ months. Fractures of c2 range from very mild fractures to severe fractures that place the spinal cord at risk. Some need a simple collar, some a halo, and others a surgery. Depending on the specific fracture and how it is treated, it can take 3-6 months to be completely healed. All c2 fractures should be seen by a spine surgeon to make sure they heal properly to protect your spinal cord.
8-16 weeks. There is a lot factors effect that kind of fracture and method of treatment.
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.?
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. Read more...