A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord sustains damage, either by a traumatic event or disease. Injuries to the spinal cord can have various symptoms. The exact symptoms can depend on the location and severity of each spinal cord injury.
Like traumatic brain injuries, severe spinal cord injuries can have a devastating impact on a person's quality of life. Recently, a star high school wrestler suffered a severe spinal cord injury recently while wrestling for his high school in a tournament. He now faces rehabilitation and medical expenses as a result. The 17-year-old wrestler is one of the top-ranked wrestlers in his state for his weight class.