“ Your spine is back in your body, but some advance technologies remain: Your torso can now be crippled again, but your Strength (STR) and Damage Threshold (DT) bonuses have doubled! (+2) ” — In-game description
Reinforced Spine is a perk in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on .
Old World Blues
This perk will replace
Spineless if the Courier chooses to have the Sink Auto-Doc re-insert their spine when the option becomes available.
Strength and Damage Threshold will be permanently raised by 2 points.
Compared to the Spineless perk, you gain double the Strength and Damage Threshold bonuses from +1 to +2, at the cost of enabling your torso to be crippled again.
The bonus is not added to your base Strength, so when leveling it will not count toward qualifying for perks.
The Vault Boy images for Reinforced Spine and Spineless are the same.