Spinal cord injury: A guide for patients

Introduction

Spinal cord injury (SCI) may happen when you are in an accident, fall, or have a disease that affects your spinal cord. This book was written by health care providers who care for patients and their families as they deal with these injuries or conditions. We hope it teaches you about the injured spine and spinal cord, and answers your questions about what to expect in the days and months to come. Exact answers may not be known because the long-term effects of SCI can be hard to predict. Research is still being done to improve treatment and outcomes of SCI.

Last reviewed: 
March 2018

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