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    Are certain vertebra more likely to be injured?

    It may be that I'm seeing things, whatever bias that is where a person notices something the more they look at it, but are certain spots of the spine more likely to be injured? Is it inexact, and those spots are just "diagnosed" more often? It seems like I see a lot of C6 and T5 (I'm T5). Are these spots the spine's crumple zones?


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    I hear of a lot of T6 neuro levels like mine, although I broke or pulverized T5,6,7,8.

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    I'm pretty sure the spine is thinner towards the top, but it does seem like certain areas get injured more often. My guess is it has to do with the way the rest of the body is structured around it, and how that exerts stress and torque on the spinal column in a traumatic injury.
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    Yeah there does seem to be a lot of t5-8 injuries, I also pulverized t6-7, which seems a little strange to me since I think the spine is fairly thick that low.
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    Pulverized?! That sounds way more painful/exciting/tough than what I did; just a plain old "break" for me. I cracked another one (T10), and subluxation on a C2, but neither of those got the cord.


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    i think it's more a matter of how you're injured. for example, diving, gymnastics and others tend to be cervical.

    mva seem to be more thoracic.

    gunshots...well, i've known more c here, but that all depends on if they're aiming for the head, i guess.

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    Yeah it's kinda weird, I fractured my neck at C, uh, 6 I think, but that didn't damage the cord. But T6-7 were smashed to little bits and that must have messed up the cord pretty bad cause I'm the most complete para I know. I've read that's why lower injuries are usually complete, because it takes more trauma and force to break them.
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    I'm at T-12 and notice I'm not alone.

    To say the least I did a number on my back and body. I shouldn't be typing this right now. However, I'm thankful everyday and know I've got it easier than the next guy.

    I cracked my head pretty good however my neck was fine but for whatever reason T-11,12 & L-1 were fractured or pulverized.
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    I was told C5 as it protrudes slightly, which is my achillies heal.

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    i thought c7 or t10-12(me t12)

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