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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord, which results in a loss of function, such as mobility or feeling. Most spinal cord damage occurs as a result of physical injury, such as car accidents, gunshot, falls etc. The level of injury and extent of paralysis depends on where the spinal cord was damaged and how severely. The spinal cord is divided into four sections:
Each of these regions has a number of vertebrae and spinal nerves, and thus the site of the damage may be described as, for example, L3, or C 4.
|Useful national contacts||Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)
Helpline: 0800 980 0501
Brain & Spine Foundation
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|Online resources||MediKidz explain Spinal Cord Injury
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
Visit our library to read Wheelie Power: A Book for young people about growing up with a spinal cord injury compiled by Lynne Punchard for the Spinal Injuries Association. Or have a look in your local library for this book.