英語だと語感も分かりにくいですし、難しいですがAMA (American Medical Association) ガイドにも記載があるようです。
・Patients with spinal cord injury suffer from a high rate of unemployment and a decreased quality of life（校正前）
・Patients with pinal cord injury experience a high rate of unemployment and a decreased quality of life（校正後）
I changed this based on guidance from AMA (American Medical Association) Manual of style section 11.12.6:
“Terms for Persons With Diseases, Disorders, or Disabilities.
Avoid labeling (and thus equating) people with their disabilities or diseases (eg, the blind, schizophrenics, epileptics). Instead, put the person first. Avoid describing persons as victims or with other emotional terms that suggest helplessness (afflicted with, suffering from, stricken with, maimed). Avoid euphemistic descriptors, such as physically challenged, special, or special needs.”