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Paralysis / Spinal Cord

Published: March 20, 2004

Of all the catastrophic injuries, spinal cord injury is the most complex. Spinal cord injury is an uncommon condition that has significant impact on the injured person’s Functional, medical, psychological and economic well being. Every year in this country alone, 8,000 to 12,000 people have a non-fatal spinal cord injury (SCI) and there are currently more than 200,000 Americans with SCI. The average age at the time of injury is 15 to 35 years old, with a male to female ratio of approximately 2:1. Spinal cord injuries most frequently occur on weekends, specifically between Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m. The peak season of the year for spinal cord injury is in the summer.