September is National Spinal Cord Awareness Month

September is a month known for many things: back to school month, the end of summer, the start of the NFL regular season. But for the approximately 300,000 people who suffer from spinal cord injuries (SCI), September is also a month that brings awareness to their lives, their injuries and their quest for better treatment.

September is National Spinal Cord Awareness Month.

About SCI Awareness Month

Throughout the month, many organizations and advocacy groups will bring awareness to the people who live in the United States with an SCI.

Every 48 seconds, a person in the US will paralyzed. It is the hope of SCI Awareness Month and those involved that people will support more treatments and healthcare initiatives for those in need of them.

Quick Facts About SCIs

According to the United Spinal Association’s website:

  • There are 54 cases of SCIs per million people in the US.
  • Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of the injuries, followed by falls, gunshot wounds and sports injuries.
  • The average age of a person with an SCI is 42 years old.
  • Males make up 80{4484a610ba12ad46baec767347073917e486819a83b2d744ced0feda89144e79} of the cases.
  • Incomplete tetraplegia is currently the most frequent neurological category followed by incomplete paraplegia, complete paraplegia, and complete tetraplegia.

Seeking a New or Used Wheelchair Van for People with an SCI

At Rollx Vans, we have worked with many people who have suffered spinal cord injuries during their lives, and we always seek to find or build them the perfect wheelchair accessible vehicle. It’s all about matching their particular needs to the current technology available. To learn more about our vans and our conversion process, check out our current inventory or contact us today.

Are you working to raise awareness this month for those who live with a spinal cord injury? Let our readers know how they can get involved by commenting below!

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