McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

An SCI, or spinal cord injury, is sustained damage to the spinal cord at any part of it, or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal. This can permanently impact many physiological areas, such as sensations, strength, motor ability and any other functions. A person with a spinal cord injury will impact the person's life and lifestyle. An SCI can either be complete or incomplete.

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario