Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Author Question: Glass and Spinal Cord Injuries

Today's post is a short and sweet medical question.

I got this question from Paula via Twitter.

Paula asks: Can you tell me if an injury of glass to someone's back could cause a spinal cord injury?

Jordyn Says:

Yes, I would think this is in the realm of possibility. Anything with enough velocity behind it can cause injury. So, a large piece of glass falling from a significant height could work. Also, a small piece of glass embedded in the back to the point where it went between the vertebrae and nicked or severed the spinal column could cause significant injury as well.

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