Falls overtake vehicle crashes as leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the USA

New Johns Hopkins research has found that slips and falls – particularly among the elderly – has overtaken motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of traumatic spinal cord injuries in the U.S.

The number of serious spinal cord injuries is on the rise in the U.S., and the research shows rates of these injuries are indeed rising fastest among older people.

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Falls overtake vehicle crashes as leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the USA