The spine is a vital part of the human anatomy. A central nerve center that transmits messages from the brain to the body and back again. A supportive structure that holds, carries and connects various parts of the body. A crucial anatomical framework that makes it possible for us to walk, to stand, to run, to maintain our balance and mobility. And it is due to the great importance of the spine that the phenomenon of the spinal contusion is such a prevalent and concerning one for today’s orthopedic patient.