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Who is most at risk for partial spinal cord injuries?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Men are at the most risk for partial spinal cord injuries. Men suffer four out of every five spinal cord injuries. This may be in part because of risky behaviors that are more associated with men than women, such as playing contact sports or using firearms, both of which increase the chances of these types of injuries occurring.

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