Yes. More than likely, your doctors will want to have follow-up visits after you leave the hospital to make sure your spine is healing. Your nurses and doctors will make sure those appointments have been scheduled. When you are done with inpatient rehabilitation, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has rehabilitation doctors, physical therapists, and occupational therapists specially trained in SCI medicine to help provide care and create an outpatient rehabilitation program. There are also research studies on SCI rehabilitation and recovery.
We hope you find this booklet helpful in your care and recovery. Knowledge is power. The more information you learn about SCI, care, and complications, the more confident and successful you will be in managing your care.
Please talk with our staff if you have any other questions or needs.