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An Overview of Spinal Injuries

Published: May 17, 2009

Over the years, outcome of injuries to the spine have changed. This has been achieved by better understanding of the factors that produce injury and improved care. But still it is a major challenge to cure associated neurological deficit. The science is working on it and hopeful to find a method but as of now we do not have a way to treat neurological loss in pure sense.

Most common injuries in a trauma victim are head injuries and skeletal injuries. Injury to the spinal column is relatively less common and has a prevalence of 6%. it could be at a single level or may involve multiple non contiguous vertebrae. Roughly 20% of spine injury patients have involvement of multiple levels.