Spinal cord injury (SCI) can disrupt upper or lower-motor sensitive pathways and can result in either a complete or an incomplete lesion. Studies had shown that the commonest cause of spinal injuries was fall from trees. Rescue and retrieval systems for the patients were inadequate. Quality of life assessment approaches being used to determine both the effectiveness of rehabilitation efforts and the impact of disabilities. Subjects with SCI who underwent surgery had better functional recovery.
Subjects who spent less time at injury site and received early treatment had better functional recovery. Subjects who had not lost consciousness and had no neurological deterioration at the site of injury had better functional recovery. QOL-significant difference present between complete and incomplete subjects, whereas no significant difference was found between married and unmarried.