Rapid Increase in Spinal Cord Injuries

by Bruce Montgomery January 16, 2014

(SeniorJournal.com, Jan. 27, 2014) – Rates rising fastest among those over 65, and most injuries now due to falls, not car crashes Senior citizens are driving up the number of serious traumatic spinal cord injuries in the United States, and the leading cause no longer appears to be motor vehicle crashes, but falls, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. These injuries - whose symptoms range from temporary numbness to full-blown paralysis — are rising fastest among older people, suggesting that efforts to prevent falls in the elderly could significantly curb the number of spinal injuries. Read more…


Bruce Montgomery
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Dr. Bruce Montgomery is a licensed building contractor in Michigan and Florida. He is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist as designated by the National Association of Home Builders. He has also achieved an Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California. He has a wide ranging educational background, including a Master of Science degree in Entomology, with a Master of Science degree in Forestry and a Ph.D. in educational administration.




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