What are the prospects for returning to work after a spinal cord injury?

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What are the prospects for returning to work after a spinal cord injury?

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About 40% of people with paraplegia and 30% of those with tetraplegia (quadriplegia) are eventually able to work again. The likelihood of returning to work is affected by such factors as a the level of the injury (how high on the spinal cord), completeness of the injury, ability to get around without assistance, the person’s work history prior to the spinal cord injury, education level, age, gender, and motivation.