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Old 03-13-2013, 03:52 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
Don't ever wish for a spinal fracture in place of a herniated disc.

Spinal fractures above the Lumbar carry a huge risk of paralysis. Herniated discs can cause paralysis, but it's rare.

Pain is treatable, paralysis isn't.

I don't want either, but forced to choose between the two, I wouldn't gamble with a fracture (especially Sabatoa's burst type) in the C or T regions. I'll take the lumbar hernia.

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Valid point, and easy to see it my way after the fact...I wasn't considering risk of initial injury.
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