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Trauma. Increased injury riskFallsCriminal acts. Head Injury. More prone, even from minor traumaIncreased ICP signs develop slowlyPatient may have forgotten injury. Cervical Injury. OsteoporosisIncreased injury risk with trivial accidentsArthritic changesNarrow spinal canalIncreased injury riskSudden movement may cause cord injury without fractureDecreased pain sensation may mask pain of fracture.

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