In Canada, at least 1,500 new spinal cord injuries are reported every single year. Spinal cord injuries can be very traumatic for individuals and affect many aspects of their lives including the lives of their significant others.
The spinal cord is perhaps the most fundamental component of the body’s CNS (central nervous system). The spinal cord runs from roughly your waist all the way up to your brain. Brain signals run the length of your spinal cord in order to allow other body parts to function. A damaged spinal cord can interrupt or thwart these signals, causing difficulties in other parts of the body.