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Does a Spinal Cord Injury Shorten Your Life?

Does a Spinal Cord Injury Shorten Your Life

Research suggests that survival and life expectancy after a spinal cord injury are strongly related to the severity of neurological impairment.

Over the previous decades, life expectancy in the SCI population has increased dramatically, resembling that of the general population.

People with SCI are likely to experience secondary chronic health problems such as pneumonia or urinary tract infections. However, advancements in medicine and technology improved the ability to identify and treat such secondary complications, extending life expectancy after a spinal cord injury.

MRIs and PET scans, medications, and highly qualified medical professionals can help your loved one get through and improve the quality of their life.

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