Spinal injuries generally include trauma to the vertebrae, the intervertebral discs and the ligaments which serve to hold the spinal column together. For the purpose of avoiding duplication this paper will confine itself to the subjects of fractures and dislocations of the vertebrae, injuries to the discs and direct injuries to the spinal cord, excluding discussion of soft tissue back injuries and injuries of the cervical or neck area generally referred to as whiplash injuries.
Sheldon E. Baskin, Recent Spine Damage Awards, 10 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 240 (1961)
Personal Injury Damage Award Trends (A Survey)