September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. During this time we encourage the public to find out more about spinal cord injury patients and how they overcome many challenges.

There are about 17,000 new spinal cord injuries each year. Thirty eight percent of spinal cord injuries are caused by car crashes. The second most often cause of spinal injury comes from falls, trips and slips. Sports comes in fourth at 9%.

While spinal cord injury medicine has improved, victims of spinal cord injury still face challenges as they adapt to a new life. Financial difficulties can be a very trying obstacle for spinal cord injury victims and their families. Visit McMinn Law Firm to learn more about spinal cord injuries.

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