Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs, account for tens of thousands of accidents across the United States. More than 300,000 people are living with SCIs at any given time in this country. Spinal cord damage remains one of the leading causes of permanent disability and death among accident victims. Here are a few facts about SCIs and how they impact Americans every day.
According to a recent clinical study, people who have suffered spinal cord injuries also suffer from an associated increased risk of chronic heart function problems. The study examined individuals who have suffered an SCI and compared their heart function at various stages to those in other groups. They found that early interventions, particularly those that … Read more