The possibility of a spinal injury must be considered anytime an accident involves the head, face, neck, or back. Permanent paralysis may be avoided if the injured person is kept from moving (immobilized) and is transported correctly.
|William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|David Messenger, MD|
|Last Revised||May 16, 2013|
Last Revised: May 16, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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