Take care over Easter, says Spinal Life

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Michael Pow­ell Around 12,000 Aus­tralians are liv­ing with a spinal cord in­jury

OVER the Easter long week­end and be­yond, the Aus­tralian Spinal In­jury Al­liance is urg­ing all Queens­lan­ders to stay safe and pre­vent life-chang­ing spinal cord in­juries. A spinal cord in­jury is the re­sult of dam­age to the spinal cord, the bun­dle of nerves that car­ries mes­sages be­tween the brain and the rest of the body. Around 12,000 Aus­tralians are liv­ing with a spinal cord in­jury and this num­ber con­tin­ues to climb each year. The main causes are road trauma, wa­ter-re­lated ac­ci­dents, falls and crushes, along with in­ci­dents in­volv­ing sport­ing and leisure ac­tiv­i­ties. At present, there is no cure for a spinal cord in­jury, so preven­tion is cru­cial. Whether it’s trav­el­ling on the roads, go­ing camp­ing or ren­o­vat­ing at home, please take care this Easter and don’t take un­nec­es­sary risks that could change your life for­ever. Michael Pow­ell CEO, Spinal Life Aus­tralia Aus­tralian Spinal In­jury Al­liance

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