Canadian C-Spine Rules

The Canadian C-Spine Rules are a clinical decision-making tool to help physicians decide whether to obtain imaging in an adult patient presenting with neck pain following a traumatic event. This is a highly specialized tool designed to help reduce the amount of unnecessary imaging and radiation exposure while ensuring appropriate management and patient safety. The rules are based on evidence-based research and designed to be more sensitive than risk factors, allowing clinicians to make the best diagnostic and treatment decisions. The Canadian C-Spine Rules