Spinal Cord Injury
Damage to the spinal cord that causes changes in its function, either temporary or permanent. These changes translate into loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the level of the lesion.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center houses a wealth of information on topics like the secondary effects of paralysis, rehabilitation and recovery, and assistive technologies.
The paralysis support page of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis’ site offers FAQs, resources for care and treatment, and a collection of online links for further information.
The primary mission of the NSCIA is to educate, motivate and empower survivors of Spinal Cord injury and disease to achieve and maintain higher levels of independence and personal fulfillment.
General information, publications, and links are available on this site provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (A member of the U.S. government's National Institute of Health).
Wise Young—co-author this month’s Cerebrum article, “You Say You Want a Revolution”—recently spoke to us from Hong Kong, where his Phase 2 clinical trial for spinal cord injury recovery (establishing efficacy of the treatment) has demonstrated some of the most promising developments to date.
(Read Q&A with Wise Young, M.D., Ph.D.)
From the frontlines of spinal cord research, Wise Young and Patricia Morton lean on lessons from the past, their own experience, and events still unfolding as they raise questions about the future of all scientific research.
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A new four-point checklist may offer doctors a speedier way to answer one of the first questions patients ask after injury.