My name is Andy and my accident and Spinal Cord Injuries in 1994 radically
changed my life. Breaking my neck took a second to do but my
resulting disability (spinal cord injury) will last my lifetime.
Hopefully this website will assist others in understanding the
nature of Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI).
If you, a family member or a friend have recently suffered
Spinal Cord Injuries then although a 'normal' life may seem impossible now,
let me assure you with time and knowledge things can and will
get better. Spinal cord injuries take many forms.
(called quadriplegia or
quadraplegia in USA),
paraplegia and there are
or incomplete lesions too.
The most severe complete Spinal Cord Injuries (high neck) will
result in complete body paralysis and require a ventilator to
breathe. The most incomplete injuries may be able to walk
virtually normally again but still suffer impaired continence
bodily functions as a result of the cord lesion.
Every Spinal Cord Injuries and the resulting disability is unique
as are the people who have suffered them. If you are SCI
yourself, a relative, friend, health professional or just
someone seeking further information about life with a spinal
cord injury you are ALL welcome here at the Spinal Injury