Preventing spinal cord injury requires preventing traumatic injury to the spinal column, especially the neck. The leading causes of spinal cord injury include automobile accidents, falls, sports, diving accidents and firearms. To prevent spinal cord injury:
Wear seat belts.
Don't drink and drive.
Don't dive into water of unknown depth.
Dive only in water at least nine to 12 feet deep, with your arms in front of you.
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