Individuals who have been involved in an accident may be examined for various injuries, including spinal cord injuries. Due to the important role that the spinal cord plays, an injury of this nature may result in lasting and debilitating consequences.
British Columbia has a busy economy and many citizens pursue an active lifestyle, which includes travel and recreation. Some every-day activities may put people at risk of spinal cord injuries. These injuries threaten both life and life-quality. The spinal cord acts as a communication vehicle between the brain and the rest of the body, and a seemingly simple injury to the cord can result in loss of feeling, movement and functioning of vital organs.