From my readings on these forums over the years, I've learned that the terms "complete" and "incomplete" are passe'. ASIA classification is the proper way to evaluate a spinal cord injury, and predict recovery outcome.

1. Are insurance companies using complete/incomplete or ASIA?

2. Why does the community itself continue to use the wrong terms?

3. Why does the "Average Josephine" like to ask..."was your cord severed?"

If even we as a community continue to be small minded and lazy about the terms we use, how can we expect anything different from the medical professions and research?