The term spinal cord injury refers to damage to the spinal cord resulting from trauma (e.g. a car crash) or from disease or degeneration (e.g. cancer). There is no reliable estimate of global prevalence, but estimated annual global incidence is 40 to 80 cases per million population. Up to 90% of these cases are due to traumatic causes, though the proportion of non-traumatic spinal cord injury appears to be growing. Every year, around the world, between 250 000 and 500 000 people suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI). The majority of spinal cord injuries are due to preventable causes such as road traffic crashes, falls or violence. People with a spinal cord injury are two to five times more likely to die prematurely than people without a spinal cord injury, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries. Spinal cord injury is associated with lower rates of school enrollment and economic participation, and it carries substantial individual and societal costs.
Related Journals of Spinal Cord Injury Case Reports
Medical case reports, Spine Research, Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience, Insights in Clinical Neurology, Spinal Cord, Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, SCI nursing : a publication of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses