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Spinal injury

A spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to any injury to the spinal cord that is caused by trauma instead of disease. Depending on where the spinal cord and nerve roots are damaged, the symptoms can vary widely from pain to paralysis to incontinence.

Spinal cord injuries are described at various levels of "incomplete" which can vary from having no effect on the patient to a "complete" injury which means a total loss of function. Spinal cord injuries have many causes, but are typically associated with major trauma from motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and violence.

Services offered for Spinal injuries

The service is designed to meet the needs of individuals with physical disabilities and/or sensory or cognitive impairments. The facilities enable the highest possible quality treatment and care to be provided to meet the care needs of the individual

  • Specialist Rehabilitation Inpatient Programme

Useful Links about spinal cord injuries

Standing Start
www.standingstart.org
01223 839055

SPI Spinal Injuries Association
www.spinal.co.uk
0800 980 0501

Aspire
www.aspire.org.uk
020 8954 5759