On Sept. 14, Congress heard and signed a bill sponsored by Florida Senator Marco Rubio that designated September 2022 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.
The bill brings to attention the 299,000 Americans suffering from spinal cord injuries and the 18,000 new injuries that occur yearly.
The bill notes that along with the designation, the government will support research to develop new therapies treating spinal cord injuries.
Additionally, the government will support clinical trials and new therapies that aim to treat spinal injuries.
The bill commends all researchers and physicians treating spinal cord injuries as well as those living with injuries.