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What is spinal immobilization?
Last Updated: 7th March, 2020
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Also, what is spinal immobilization and why is it used?
Spinal Immobilization in Trauma Patients. LBBs are used to help prevent spinal movement and facilitate extrication of patients. Cervical collars (C-Collars) are used to help prevent movement of the cervical spine and often are combined with lateral head blocks and straps.
Also, what is spinal motion restriction? Previously, the terms spinal immobilization and restriction have both been used to describe the act of preventing movement of the spine. Spinal motion restriction is defined as attempting to maintain the spine in anatomic alignment and minimizing gross movement irrespective of adjuncts or devices.
One may also ask, what is cervical spine immobilization?
Immobilization of the cervical spine is a cornerstone of spinal injury management. In the context of suspected cervical spine injury, patients are immobilized in a 'neutral position' based on the head and trunk resting on a flat surface.
Why do we apply a cervical collar to a patient with a suspected spinal injury?
The application of a semi-rigid cervical collar prevents potentially harmful movements of the cervical spine. Immobilisation of the cervical spine is a relatively harmless measure, and can therefore be applied to a large number of patients with a relatively low risk of injury "as a precaution".