On a daily basis, people with spinal cord injury may face many hurdles that most of us would find hard to imagine. Everyday tasks can take hours to complete. People may be ready to go back to work, but a simple fear of going to the bathroom may make it impossible.
Damage to a spinal cord can happen in a second; the consequences last a lifetime. People who sustain damage to their spinal cord, either through a traumatic injury, or a disease process, can suffer lifelong paralysis and are at increased risk of many serious health complications.
Spinal cord injury research can dramatically improve well-being and quality of life for every person living with paralysis. Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research promotes investigations that will lead to life-changing discoveries, greater understanding of the causes of complications and the development of new technologies to assist people with spinal cord injury.