With the coordinated movement of the rescue team the victim is carefully rolled on his side while the head and neck are supported and kept in alignment. Paying proper attention to the care of an injured victim can help prevent additional spinal cord injury.
Review Date 4/13/2015
Updated by: Dennis Ogiela, MD, orthopedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.