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Common Types Of Accident-Related Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are categorized based on two main factors: severity of the injury and their location along the spine. Generally speaking, spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete.
Complete spinal cord injuries often lead to permanent paralysis and loss of function below the point of injury and may result in:
An incomplete spinal cord injury typically leads to partial retainment of movement, sensation and function and could be:
Additionally, slipped (or herniated) discs are sometimes classified as spinal cord injuries. Along with whiplash, disc injuries are some of the most common back injuries/spinal cord injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
Studies show that motor vehicle accidents of all types—including car crashes, motorcycle collisions and large truck accidents—account for approximately half of all new spinal cord injuries in the United States every year. About 30 percent of spinal cord injuries are the result of falls, including slip and fall accidents. Additionally, violence, including assault, and sports- and recreation-related accidents each make up about 13 percent and 10 percent, respectively, of all new spinal cord injuries in the U.S. each year.