How do I avoid the risk of postoperative spinal injury?

Answer If you have had spinal surgery, talk with your doctor or surgeon about reducing your risk of a postoperative spinal injury. An injury to your back following surgery could force you into another sur... Read More »

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What do you do if someone has a spinal injury and is face down?

Life over limb! Getting effective CPR/Artificial Respirations is more important than being being to feel your toes. If you don't have training in spinal roles (which I don't believe life guards d... Read More »

How to Prevent a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)?

Prevent spinal injuriesNearly 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury in the U.S. every year. Car crashes, falls, guns, and sports related accidents all contribute to this large number. The follo... Read More »

How to Move a Person With a Spinal Injury During First Aid?

The most serious of injuries involve trauma to the neck or spine. Many of these injuries go unnoticed at first, especially when the victim is unconscious. The good Samaritan with the best of intent... Read More »

How to Rule Out a Spinal Cord Injury During First Aid?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents account for nearly half of all spinal cord injuries in the U.S. each year. If someone is injured after a c... Read More »