Aaron Filler, MD, PhD

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Spinal Cord Damage

Recovery and Repair in the
Nerves and Spinal Cord

Chapter 10

Spinal Cord Damage

An injury that causes a fracture of one of the vertebrae of the neck can result in pressure on the spinal cord. To provide the best possibility for recovery, the pressure on the spinal cord is relieved urgently using either traction or open surgery to pull the bone fragments away from the spinal cord.
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