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An illustration composited over a T2-weighted MRI showing a cervical spine injury from a sagittal view. This patient was involved in an automobile accident which resulted in intervertebral disc herniations compressing the spinal cord, primarily at the level of C4/C5 and C6/C7. The image also depicts a reverse curvature of the cervical spine, a common injury sustained after traumatic injuries such as whiplash, when muscles and tendons are strained during high velocity movements.
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