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Head And Spinal Injuries First Aid

If you suspect a back or neck (spinal) injury, do not move the affected person. Permanent paralysis and other serious complications can result. Assume a person has a spinal injury if: There’s evidence of a head injury with an ongoing change in the person’s level of consciousnessThe person complains of severe pain in his or her neck or backThe person won’t move his or her neckAn injury has exerted substantial force on the back or headThe person complains of weakness, numbness or paralysis or lacks control of his or her limbs, bladder or bowelsThe neck or back is twisted or positioned oddly.


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