Spinal Cord Injury: Making a Difference Today
Even something as mundane as driving to work puts you at risk. Annually, about 11,000 Americans experience a spinal cord injury, mostly caused by a car accident, violence, sporting activity, or fall. Victims often face a devastating loss of leg movement that hinders everyday functions like walking. Many also lose the ability to move their hands and trunk or to feel touch. Most lose bowel, bladder, and sexual function, and some experience chronic pain. Lives change overnight.