Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
Idaho. All rights reserved.
The side view of the spine (figure 1) shows the normal position of
the spinal bones. The spinal cord (not visible in this image) follows the path
of the long white arrow. Figure 2 shows shifted spinal bones (short thick
arrow) from a fracture that damaged the spinal cord. This person was paralyzed
after being ejected during an automobile crash while not wearing a seat
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerHoward Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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