Spinal cord injuries are on the rise, US researchers say

Car accidents are responsible for one in three spinal injuries in the USA and all Spinal injuries are on the rise in America according to a study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Researchers studied the records of 43,137 adults treated for spinal chord injuries in the US between 2007 and 2009. They saw an increase in the number of injuries, particularly among older people and noted that one third of injuries were caused by motor vehicle accidents.