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Spinal Cord Injuries

Overview

This website was created to help Spinal Cord Injury patients and their families and friends with up-to-date information about spinal cord injuries (SCI). We have a summary of the type of injury, its classification and prognosis based on the severity of the injury. We have also gathered vital information on coping with the personal and financial effects of a spinal cord injury, which may be difficult to deal with without the proper preparation.

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals up and down the spinal cord.

Spinal cord injuries occur in approximately 12,000 to 15,000 people per year in the U.S. About 10,000 of these people are permanently paralyzed, and many of the rest die as a result of their injuries. Most spinal cord trauma occurs to young, healthy individuals. Males between 15 and 35 years old are most commonly affected.

As a spinal cord injury is very serious it is very important to examine your medical treatment options. The Treatment Options section describes the different types of treatments such as medication, rehabilitation, and clinical trial information. In our Financial Assistance section, we discuss how patients and their families may be helped with medical bills and financial concerns.

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