Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) vary in severity and occur usually due to falls, accidents or trauma. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is severed and the brain is unable to communicate to the area below the injury resulting in paralysis and lack of sensation. With an incomplete spinal cord injury, the person still has some movement and sensation to the area below the injury.

A study looking into the relationship between spinal cord injuries and migraine found the prevalence of migraine was higher in the population with SCI (28.9%) than in those without SCI (9.9%).1