Causes of traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Here we see the major causes of traumatic spinal-cord injury. There are other non-traumatic causes of spinal injury including diseases and congenital deformities.
These factors are remarkably consistent between countries all around the world, and the total number represents approximately 1 – 2 percent of all injuries recorded in countries where such statistics are kept.
It is estimated that there are approximately 15 to 40 new cases per million people worldwide each year—or 12,000 to 20,000 new spinal-cord injuries in the USA each year.
Males account for approximately 80% of all spinal cord injury, and most new cases occur in persons younger than 30 years old;
An estimated 50%–70% occur in those aged 15–35 years.