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Spinal Cord Injury Center

A spinal cord injury (SCI) involves damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots. Car accidents, falls, violent acts, and non-traumatic disorders can injure the spinal cord and perhaps cause paralysis. Learn about SCI treatments, research, and rehabilitation in the Spinal Cord Injury Center.

Facts & Tips
It is rare for injury to cause severing of the spinal cord. Spinal cord compression or bruising is enough to cause temporary or permanent paralysis.
Updated on: 12/17/12

Vertebral Compression Fractures

Learn about vertebral compression fractures and how the Kiva VCF Treatment System is used in the treatment of spinal fractures in the thoracic and/or lumbar spine from T6-L5.

What is Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, and may temporarily or permanently stop or alter the ability of the brain to communicate with other parts of the body. Article also covers varying types of SCI.

Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury

After a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may need to go through rehabilitation to learn how to face various physical, occupational, and emotional challenges.

Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) can be caused by trauma: car accidents and diving accidents, for example. It can also be caused by various conditions, including arachnoiditis and spondylosis. Article covers common and uncommon SCI causes.

News Update: FDA Approves Robotic Exoskeleton to Help People with Spinal Cord Injury Walk

Recently, the FDA allowed ReWalk to be marketed. It is the first motorized device intended to act as an exoskeleton for people with lower body paralysis due to a spinal cord injury.

Types of Spinal Fractures

The type of spinal fracture you have determines the treatment you receive. There are many ways to classify spinal fractures, and this article goes through the typically used classifications.