While September and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month might be almost over, we want to share our images on facts about life with a spinal cord injury. Please share for spinal cord injury awareness!
1. A complete spinal cord injury means you have no feeling or motor function below the affected area of your spinal cord injury. For those with an incomplete injury, some sensation and movement can be present below the affected area of the injury.
2. The most common cause of death for people with spinal cord injuries is respiratory failure, which is why people with paralysis need be careful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
11. Most women with spinal cord injuries can have babies naturally, and the body can naturally push out the baby even in a mother with paralysis. However, most mothers with paralysis choose a C-Section so they do not have to rush to the hospital.
12. Outside the United States, quadriplegics with arm function are typically referred to as tetraplegics, however in the United States, most people with any level of injury in the cervical area will reference themselves as a quadriplegic.