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Case 12 

Case 12
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Case 12
Author(s):

Harutomo Hasegawa

, Matthew Crocker

, and Pawan Singh Minhas

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199599837.003.0012
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date: 17 June 2018

A 68-year-old man is admitted to the emergency department following a road traffic accident in which he was a front-seat passenger in a stationary car hit from behind by a car travelling at around 20mph. He was wearing a seatbelt and the car had headrests. He had severe neck pain at the scene, and his spine was immobilized by the paramedics with a rigid cervical collar and head blocks. Upon arrival in the emergency department he was complaining of neck pain, heaviness in all limbs, and pins and needles in his hands and feet.

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