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Cervical Spinal Trauma

Introduction

Cervical spinal trauma may or may not damage the spinal cord.

If the spinal cord is not damaged the bony damage can be regarded as stable or unstable.

If the fracture is unstable then the spine must be immobilised to protect the spinal cord.

If the bony injury is stable then a simple collar may be applied for support.

Overall

A description and discussion of spinal trauma is outside the context of this website, but is dealt with by the spinal surgeons who collaborate with All About Spines and surgery for various elements of spinal trauma is regularly carried out by the All About Spine team.

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