Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord permits you to move, to feel and to regulate body functions, such as breathing. In the U.S., there are a reported 18,000 (confirm) new spinal cord injuries suffered each year.
A spinal cord injury impacts strength, sensation and bodily functions below the site of the injury. This is why a quadriplegic will lose these functions when the spinal cord is injured in the neck region.