My brother got in a car crash and broke his back in 3 places. He is having surgery next week to try and repair it. It is going to take all day and require 2 nerosurgeons. Will he end up in a wheelchair? Will he live?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:38 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Health
Answer by LindaClement at 11:41 PM on Dec. 2, 2010
Answer by musicpisces at 11:49 PM on Dec. 2, 2010
Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:50 PM on Dec. 2, 2010
I have a friend that broke his back skiing and he's just fine now. It all depends on what structure is damaged, if there is any spinal cord/nerve damage, etc. Each case is different.
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:01 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
"If you break your spine, you're dead, straight off." - this is not true. If you break your neck above certain point and damage your spinal cord you can die b/c you sever the nerve innervation to the lungs. But you can sever your spinal cord at the thoracic or lumbar level and live!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:04 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by Mrs.BAT at 12:15 AM on Dec. 3, 2010