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Prevalence of Shoulder Pain

How common is shoulder pain post-SCI?
1. Shoulder pain (figure 6) in chronic spinal cord injured persons are common in both paraplegia and tetraplegia at a prevalence of 30-73% established via survey and cross sectional studies. 

Figure 6. This exhibit features an anterior overview of the male upper torso highlighting the rotator cuff. Next to that image, is a detailed enlargement of the bones, muscles and tendons of the left shoulder which make up the rotator cuff region.