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Understanding spinal injuries: Part 2

Herniated disc with extruding nucelous pulposus

In the first article of this two-part series, I discussed the anatomy of the spine. In this part part, I will discuss common spinal cord injuries. There are several types of spinal injuries that can occur because of an accident,…
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Understanding spinal injuries begins with its anatomy: Part 1

Lateral and Superior Images of the Intervertebral Disc

In this two-part series, I will discuss the nature of the spine and the types of injuries that it can sustain in an accident. One of the most frequent injuries sustained by people hurt in a motor vehicle accident is…
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Car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries

Human spinal column

It is a terrible statistic, but each year, of the approximately 11,000 Americans suffering a traumatic spinal cord injury, most are caused by car accidents. Other major causes come from work injuries, violent acts and sports injuries. What makes a…
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