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Neck Injury And Pain

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Your spinal cord contains the nerves that carry messages between your brain and body. The cord passes through your neck and back. A spinal cord injury is very serious because it can cause paralysis below the site of the injury.

Alternative Names:
Neck/spinal injury

Considerations:
When someone has a spinal injury, additional movement may cause further damage to the nerves in the cord and can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. If you think someone could pos

Neck Spinal Anatomy

sibly have a spinal injury, DO NOT move the injured person even a little bit, unless it is absolutely necessary (like getting someone out of a burning car). If you are in doubt about whether a person has a spinal injury, ass

ume that he or she DOES have one.

Causes:
Bullet or stab wound

Direct trauma to the face, neck, head, or back (e.g., car accidents)
Diving accident
Electric shock

Extreme twisting of the trunk
Sports injury (landing on head)

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