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Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury (SCI) results from injury to the bundles of nerves that send and receive signals to and from our brain to the rest of our body. Injury to the spinal cord results in temporary or permanent symptoms below the level of injury. These symptoms can include weakness or paralysis impacting daily activities and walking, sensory changes, difficulty breathing, sexual dysfunction, bowel/bladder dysfunction, and neuropathic pain. Injuries of the spinal cord can result in complete and incomplete injuries based on medical diagnosis from a physician. 

Some causes of spinal cord injury can include traumatic accidents such as falls and motor vehicle collisions, tumorous growths, infections, and vascular compromise. Symptoms following spinal cord injury will vary based on the level of injury and degree of spinal cord damage. Our therapy team works to facilitate recovery from the injury and provide adaptive solutions to improve quality of life. Adaptive solutions include implementation of appropriate assistive technology, training on adaptive tools to enhance independence in everyday tasks, and recommendations for specialty durable medical equipment. Following injury our team will address your specific impairments to develop an individualized treatment to promote recovery and develop strategies to improve activities of daily living and functional mobility. 

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