The words "spinal cord injury" are capable of making anyone feel anxiety, especially when contemplating the outcome and effects of such an injury. In Connecticut, most spinal cord injury patients are male, which is similar to the rest of the United States. Injuries to the spine can be extremely dangerous for both adults and children, and, until a few decades ago, anyone with an injured spinal cord was definitely not expected to recover. Today, with the advancement of medical treatment, varying degrees of revival have been seen in patients, although total recovery can only be found in the rarest of rare cases.
According to available statistics, about 12,000 cases of spinal cord injury occur every year in the United States. Almost 40 percent of the cases stem from motor vehicle accidents. About one quarter of spinal cord injuries result from slips or falls and, more than a third of the cases result from other trauma, such as gunshots, sports injuries or other causes.