Authors: Jess Lowe, Girish Boggaram / Editors: Jess Lowe, Girish Boggaram / Reviewer: John Wilson / Code: MuC5, MuC8, SLO4, TP2Published: 14/03/2021

A 74-year-male presented to the Emergency Department with neck pain. Whilst enjoying a round of golf, slipped backwards down a bank onto some rocks. He subsequently drove home but continued to have severe neck pain exacerbated by movement.

On examination there was marked C-spine tenderness at C4-6, had no focal neurological deficits and had no signs or symptoms of head injury.

Plain X-Rays of the cervical spine were obtained and due to their appearance the patient subsequently underwent a CT scan.

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