is he a live ?
Yes, his parachute opened a split second before impact. However, he got paralyzed.
Didn't say he was paralyzed
The title says "he breaks his spine". If you break your spine, don't you get paralyzed?
If not take it back what I said
It said he broke thoracic vertebrae. Vertebrae are the bones and not the spinal cord. You can absolutely break the bone only (cervical, thoracic or lumbar...aka neck, upper back, lower back). In fact, I see it daily at work. It is also possible to injure the many ligaments surrounding the vertebrae without damaging the bones or spinal cord. Vertebrae protect the cord and allow for muscle/tendon/ligament attachment.
Vertebral injuries are classified as unstable or stable. Unstable means there's a chance the damaged bone, or any particular movement, can damage the spinal cord.
Dumb question: would the jumper be in pain like this initially if paralyzed?
It's certainly possible. The nerves carrying pain are in different areas of the spinal cord. Injuries like this would rarely transect the cord. I honestly have no real idea if during the initial injury (assuming a complete transection), if there wouldn't be a short period of pain from the initial nerve impulses/inflammation. But also, he would have other injuries above the cord injury that would feel pain
Wow, thanks for the info. Good to know 😊
I have had several broken vertebrae in the past. While they did cause some serious mobility issues, I was not paralyzed.
Haha, it is not an automatic paralysis
What a dumb sport. Risking your life, Jumping off for about 10 seconds of air time. A plane makes far more sense.
a plane is far more expensive
Understandable and I thought of that, but if your putting your life on the line what's money?
When I’m dead just throw me in the trash
Naw do something fun with my body to scare the shit out of people, like hang me by my ankles from a light pole or something
I mean the parachute did open, looks like he just jumped from a very low altitude. That spot looks more like a hang glider jump.
That's what BASE jumping is
Not sure why you got down voted. [BASE jumping is a thing. ](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BASE_jumping) and it is scary.
Bad Advice lamp says to do it again but get a better running start and have a steeper fall
Yea it did.
He knew something was wrong with his rig as soon as he threw the pilot chute. I would guess there was something wrong with the way it was packed.
Damn, they didn't hit the superhero landing...
(But seriously, I hope they are ok though)
“See you later guys.”
Narrator: he would not, in fact, see them later.