Hi! Im 21 and was recently in a car accident that broke my c2 vertebre in 2 places. I have been in a large brace for 6 weeks (not a halo) and when I returned to my doctors today he told me that there was absolutley no evidence that the fracture was healing and suggested surgery. He wants to put 4 to 6 screws in my neck and use some cadaver bone to help the original bones fuse together. I want to know if I should be seriously worried about paralysis or anything else, and maybe some of the long term effects of having this done. any answers are greatly appreciated.