About Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury (SCI) results from insult to the spinal cord and surrounding blood vessels or structures. It is commonly associated with spinal fractures. Spinal cord injury may result in permanent or temporary loss of motor, sensory, or autonomic function below the level of the injury. In the United States, 190,000 persons live with spinal cord injury and 11,000 new injuries occur each year.
National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center website, https://www.nscisc.uab.edu/. Accessed August 2006 (This website link is provided for your convenience only. Barrow Neurological Institute neither endorses nor is responsible for the content on the site in any way.)
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