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Cervical Spinal Cord Injury – Statistics

May 3, 2021


There are approximately 17,000 new spinal cord injuries each year in the United States. And of every million Americans, about 54 will suffer a spinal cord injury each year. Currently there are about 350,000 patients in the United States who are living with a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries tend to predominate in the younger population. In fact, the vast majority of patients suffering with spinal cord injury are between the ages of 16 and 30. Men account for the vast majority of traumatic spinal cord injuries, making up about 81% of this population. Automobile accidents account for the vast majority of spinal cord injuries, accounting for almost 40%.

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