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What do you do when a person has a spinal injury?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Call 911

These are complex injuries that need advanced imaging and multidisciplinary care usually surigcal spinal stabiliization.

In brief: Call 911

These are complex injuries that need advanced imaging and multidisciplinary care usually surigcal spinal stabiliization.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Protect the spine

Emergency medical technicians (emt) are trained to protect the spine by mininimizing movement (using a neck collar and a back board).
This decreases movement that could injure the spinal cord and nerves to and from it. If someone has an accident and complains of neck or back pain, do not move them unless that would endanger them. Call 911 and emts can assess and protect the person.

In brief: Protect the spine

Emergency medical technicians (emt) are trained to protect the spine by mininimizing movement (using a neck collar and a back board).
This decreases movement that could injure the spinal cord and nerves to and from it. If someone has an accident and complains of neck or back pain, do not move them unless that would endanger them. Call 911 and emts can assess and protect the person.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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