Cervical Spine Injury

Cervical spine injuries are rare but potentially devastating. Immobilisation of the cervical spine on the slightest suspicion of injury is recommended by most resuscitation courses.…

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Non-Traumatic Neck Pain

Referred pain into the upper extremities often accompanies neck pain. Referred pain can be the initial symptom of a compressed nerve root by a ruptured disc or stenosis at the foramina from osteophyte…

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A Real Pain in the Neck

A 67-year-old man, who had a background of diabetes, presents with pain on the left side of his neck, lower back pain and numbness in his left arm.…

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Another faller!

Another faller presents to your emergency department. Confused and smelling of alcohol. What will you do? How can you avoid missing the common pitfalls?…

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A FACEnaTing Fever

A 72-year-old female presents to the Emergency Department with a four week history of worsening neck pain, lethargy, reduced sensation and difficulty with fine motor movements in her upper limbs.…

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