Preventing summer spinal injuries

Austin (KXAN) – The summer months are when hospitals see an increase in spinal cord injuries due to swimming accidents. Unsafe diving can do some serious damage to your body.

Daniel Curtis, a survivor of spinal injury and his doctor explained to Erin Cargile some facts about what happens to the spine and how injuries to it can be prevented.

Curtis is aiming to help others that have suffered injuries like his.

Pay it Forward with Daniel is taking place Thursday, August 7th from 6-10p.m. at the AT&T Center. Tickets are available here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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