Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are life-altering. The physical, emotional, and financial toll presented by spinal cord injuries is overwhelming. As many as 450,000 Americans live with spinal cord injuries. More than 80 percent of spinal cord injuries are in men between the ages of 16 and 30.
According to estimates by the Mayo Clinic nearly 11,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries each year. These injuries can result from car and truck collision, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, and premises accidents. Spinal cord injuries result in permanent or partial paralysis. People with spinal cord injuries may be left with inability to use their arms and legs.