Spinal cord injury
Every eight hours, someone’s life will change forever as a result of a spinal cord injury. Until you or a loved one damages your spinal cord, you may never give it a second thought.
This may even be the first time you’ve heard the phrase ‘spinal cord injury’. More familiar terms might be ‘paralysis’ or ‘breaking your back’ or ‘breaking your neck’. Whatever you decide to call it, any damage to the spinal cord has major consequences for your health and wellbeing, and is likely to have lasting impact on most aspects of your life. But with the right support, you can lead a fulfilled life.