The following are health and medical definitions of terms that appear in the Neck and Back Injuries article.
CPR: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Extremity: An uttermost part of the body, such as a hand or a foot.
Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...See the entire definition of Injury
Neck: The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders. Also, any narrow or constric...See the entire definition of Neck
Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...See the entire definition of Pain
Paralysis: Loss of voluntary movement (motor function). Paralysis that affects only one mu...See the entire definition of Paralysis
Spasm: A brief, automatic jerking movement. A muscle spasm can be quite painful, with the ...See the entire definition of Spasm
Spinal cord: The major column of nerve tissue that is connected to the brain and lies with...See the entire definition of Spinal cord
Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.
Vertebral column: The 33 vertebrae that fit together to form a flexible, yet extraordinari...See the entire definition of Vertebral column
Vomit: Matter from the stomach that has come up into and may be ejected beyond the mouth, ...See the entire definition of Vomit
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