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How can you treat spinal cord injury before emergency paramedics arrive?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Immobilization

If you suspect someone has suffered a spinal injury, keep them from moving (particularly any head or neck movements) until the ambulance arrives.

In brief: Immobilization

If you suspect someone has suffered a spinal injury, keep them from moving (particularly any head or neck movements) until the ambulance arrives.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Immobilize

By immobilizing the injured person and keeping them calm and reassured.

In brief: Immobilize

By immobilizing the injured person and keeping them calm and reassured.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: By making sure no

One moves the patient at all until help arrives.

In brief: By making sure no

One moves the patient at all until help arrives.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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