My name is Andy and my cycling accident and
Cord Injury in 1994 radically changed my life. Breaking
my neck took a second to do but my resulting disability
(spinal cord injury) will last my lifetime. Hopefully
this website will assist others in understanding
the nature of spinal cord injury (SCI).
If you, a family member or a friend have recently
suffered a Spinal Cord Injury then although
a 'normal' life may seem impossible now, let me
assure you with time and knowledge things can and
will get better. Spinal Cord Injury
take many forms. There is
quadraplegia in USA),
paraplegia and there
are complete or
too. The most severe complete Spinal Cord
Injury (high neck) will result in complete
body paralysis and require a ventilator to breathe.
The most incomplete Spinal Cord Injury may
be able to walk virtually normally again but still
suffer impaired continence bodily functions as a
result of the cord lesion.
Spinal Cord Injury and the resulting disability
is unique as are the people who have suffered them.
If you are SCI yourself, a relative, friend, health
professional or just someone seeking further information
about life with a spinal cord injury you are ALL
welcome here at the Spinal Injury Network.
There's a lot of useful information about spinal
cord injury on this site and an active community
on the Message Boards