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  •  Good god. (5+ / 0-)

    One of the first things we learned in my medical neuroscience class was that ANY sort of spinal injury is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY.  In fact, I believe it was capitalized just like that in the notes.

    The example on the test was a kid who took a baseball to the back of the neck during a Little League game.  We had to explain what to do and the cellular mechanisms behind why, though there was no damage to the vertebrae themselves, immediate evaluation and possible decompression was necessary.

    We didn't have to explain what to do when the insurance company says you can't do that.

    Politics is like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.

    by gkn on Tue Apr 17, 2007 at 10:01:15 PM PDT

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