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Spinal Injury
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  • Spinal injury refers to the injuries involving one or more part of the back and/or neck i.e. bones, discs, muscles, ligaments or spinal cord.
  • The most serious risk involving a spinal injury is damage to the spinal cord. Such damage can cause loss of function or sensation below the injured area.

Causes of spinal injury:
  • Falling from a height
  • Motor vehicle accident (sudden stops)
  • Injury to the head or the face
  • Thrown from a horse or motorbike
  • Diving into a shallow pool and hitting the bottom
  • Heavy blow to the back


 
 
 
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