Spinal Cord Injury Personal Experience Interviews

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Financial Stress After Spinal Cord Injury

Personal experiences in these videos have been chosen from interviews with more than 100 people living with paralysis and spinal cord injury.


Hospitalizations, surgeries, rehabilitation and lifetime health-care costs associated with spinal cord injury are significant. Medical costs increase with age and the level of injury. Indirect costs, which include lost wages and fringe benefits averaged $78,633 per year in 2020 dollars. Here are real-life answers to common questions about financial stress after a spinal cord injury:


Q&A: Where did you get the best financial help?

Q&A: What are your continuing financial concerns?