What to Do In the Case of Back or Neck Injuries

Mishandling a person whose back or neck is broken can cause permanent paralysis or even death. A casualty with a suspected broken back or neck should be left where he is while you call 999 and ask for an ambulance.

When to suspect a broken back

• Loss of feeling and movement below the injured area, or a sensation of having been cut in half.

• Pain at the site of injury.

• A tingling sensation or pins and needles in the hands and feet.

• Inability to move fingers, wrists, toes or ankles when asked to do so, with no symptoms of a broken arm or leg.

• Inability to feel any pain when the skin is gently pinched in the affected area.

06. October 2011 by admin
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