In-depth

Causes

Spinal cord injury

Risk factors

Domestic violence against women

Would you know if you were the target of domestic violence? Find out how to identify an abusive relationship — and how to get help.

Symptoms

Broken ribs

A broken rib, or fractured rib, is a common injury that occurs when one of the bones in your rib cage breaks or cracks.

Coma

Coma is often a complication from a severe brain injury that leaves a person unconscious and unresponsive. Many people recover from this condition.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury often linked to auto accidents. Discover which treatments work and which don't.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Eye exam

Eye exam — Overview covers definition, what to expect and results of vision testing.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

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