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Spinal Cord Injuries Are Not Just Caused by Trauma

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Though most people connect traumatic events to spinal cord injury (SCI), non-traumatic causes of SCI are a much more likely cause. To highlight just how common non-traumatic cases are versus their traumatic counterparts, consider the incidence of traumatic SCI in North America: 39 cases per million people. On the other hand, the incidence of non-traumatic SCI is 1,227 cases per million people for Canada alone.

Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, presents comprehensive information about spinal cord injury—from initial injury and diagnosis, to related syndromes, complications, treatment, prognosis and quality of life issues.

EMTs strap an injured to backboard to protect her spineEmergency Medical Technicians protect a woman's spine by strapping her to a backboard for hospital transport.