• Question: My mum always tells me that the skull bone is the only bone that you can’t heal. What if you break the spinal cord?

    Asked by Alita to Oliver, Jordan, David on 15 Mar 2019.
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      Oliver Gordon answered on 15 Mar 2019:

      I’m going to disagree with your mum, here!!!

      I’m pretty sure that your skull can heal – people can crack their skulls in bad accidents and it can heal. I don’t think you can heal if you have a big hole though, which may be what your mum is talking about!

      Breaking the spine is probably the same. But if you break the spine, there’s a very high chance you cut all your major nerves. And you’re right in saying that bones can’t heal when you’re dead!