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What causes spinal cord injury?

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Spinal cord injuries may result from falls, diseases like polio or spina bifida (a disorder involving incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or their protective coverings), motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, industrial accidents, gunshots and physical assaults, among many other causes. If the spine is weak because of another condition, such as arthritis, minor injuries can cause it, too.

From: Spinal Cord Injury and Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 15, 2017

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National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 15, 2017

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