Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month (2020)

Posted on Sep 1, 2020 in News, SCI News

September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

SCI and You

Photo: Tai chi sitting

In Hawaii, about 160 people seek medical treatment for a spinal cord injury each year. The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Developmental Disabilities Division’s Neurotrauma Program encourages everyone to learn more about how to prevent spinal cord injuries and improve spine health.

A spinal cord injury is an injury to spinal cord tissue caused by a sudden, traumatic blow which fractures and compresses vertebrae, which then damage axons, and nerve cells which can result in temporary or complete paralysis.

Photo: Human vertebrae

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