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Spinal injuries 

Spinal injuries
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Spinal injuries
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199602674.003.0046
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date: 23 October 2019

Introduction 154

Pitchside care of suspected spinal injury 156

‘Clearing’ the cervical spine 158

Recognizing neurological signs 159

Complications of cord injury 160

Cord injury and shock 161

Back pain associated with acute disc prolapse 162

Spinal injuries may consist of bony and/or ligamentous damage with or without neurological damage. Such injuries are uncommon in sport, but certain sports carry a higher inherent risk such as rugby or eventing....

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