Spinal Cord Injuries and Children - Risks, Dangers and Symptoms


Although spinal cord injuries are a very rare occurrence among children (about 1000 incidences per year), the child personal injuries can be the worst kind of tragedy. For parents or guardians with a child who has spinal cord injuries it is important to know the typical mechanisms of injury and the child's special treatment needs.

In children under 8-years-old most spinal injuries are located in the neck region - this is because of the unique anatomy of children in this age group. Some warning signs are a disproportionately large heard, underdeveloped neck musculature and a much more flexible spinal column.

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