Dr Emmanuel
Dr Emmanuel
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

While the overall rate of traumatic spinal cord injuries was stable from 1993 to 2012, an increasing number of older Americans have experienced this injury, a new study finds.

Injuries to the spinal cord can cause paralysis as well as permanent changes in strength, sensation and other functions.

Falls are the major cause of these injuries among older adults.

Source: Health Day

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