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Old 09-10-2012, 05:04 AM   #5
ollinger
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When you fuse vertebrae, as was done in his neck, you create an area that does not bend to absorb impact or stress. This creates potentially more stress on the adjacent vertebral joints, so there is to some extent a greater risk of injury, though the likelihood of very serious injury is not substantially increased.
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