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this and that - Cervical Paranoia

DocRickFry at aol.com DocRickFry at aol.com
Mon Oct 10 10:50:26 BST 2005

In a message dated 10/9/2005 9:27:48 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
felixalbers at terra.com.br writes:

If you  consider a ligamentous injury in a patient without neuro deficit,
taking  the collar off can be of no harm, since no active or passive movement
of  the spine could cause a greater anatomical disruption than the  initial
trauma (like hyperflexion in a frontal car crash). If the  cervical
instability caused by ligament rupture could harm the medulla, it  would have
already done it.

Interesting opinion, but you are at odds with the established consensus of  
the abundant literaturte on this for the past decade--we will be glad to see 
the  citations that you provide in support of this contention?

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