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Injuries and accidents
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198570684.003.0013
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date: 12 December 2017

Neck problems 204

Low back pain 208

Common injuries and accidents 214

Head injury 222

Falls among the elderly 228

Scalds and burns 230

Environmental emergencies 232

Domestic violence 234

Assault and rape 236

any significant cervical trauma requires neck immobilization with a hard collar and referral to A&E for cervical spine X-rays to exclude vertebral fracture or instability that could threaten the spinal cord....

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