Disability Training – Spinal Cord Injury Recovery (SCI)

Spinal Cord Injury Recovery – Now Possible at a Reliable Spinal Recovery Center

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)?

It’s one of the most serious traumatic injuries. That’s because an SCI causes damage to the:

  • Vertebrae
  • Ligaments
  • Disc materials

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That causes the spinal cord and/or its nerve fibers to experience bruising and tears.

After an SCI, every nerve above the level of the injury keeps working. However, the spinal cord nerves below the point of injury can no longer transmit messages between the brain and parts of the body.

An SCI is classified according to its level and type.

The level of injury for a person with SCI is the lowest point on the spinal cord below which there is a decrease or absence of feeling and/or movement.

The higher the spinal cord injury is in the vertebral column (the closer it is to the brain), the more effect it has on how the body moves, and the harder the recovery will be.


What Are the Symptoms of an SCI?

Here’s how you can tell if you are in serious need of spinal cord injury recovery:

  • Paralysis of the muscles used for breathing
  • Paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Loss of sexual function
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control

Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury Is Possible

Even if you experienced a severing of the spinal cord, spinal cord injury recovery is possible at our center. We can help you regain:

  • Strength
  • Independence
  • Function
  • Improved neuro-recovery

 

Experts agree that functional, repetitive motor exercise training is the key to recovery after a:

  • Stroke
  • Infarction
  • Spinal cord injury

 

Ongoing studies have proven that comprehensive, activity-based strength training in repeated patterns is essential. It can help muscles “relearn” or “remember” a functional movement pattern.

Many of our clients have regained the ability to perform voluntary movements on their own. We even have some heartwarming spinal cord injury recovery stories we’d love to share with you. You can read about them here and here.

Our C.A.S.T® program (Comprehensive Activity-Based Strength Training) is designed to offer results. And we’ll do our best to help you achieve them.

Contact the Center for Neuro Recovery® today for more information.


References:

Physiologic effects of electrical stimulation leg cycle exercise training in spinal cord injured persons.
Hooker SP, et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1992.
Show full citationVeterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Restorative Care, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH.

Training with robot-applied resistance in people with motor-incomplete spinal cord injury: Pilot study.
School of Kinesiology 2015 J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(1):113-29. doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2014.03.0090.

Repetitive mass practice or focused precise practice for retraining walking after incomplete spinal cord injury? A pilot randomized clinical trial.
Yang JF, et al. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014.

Show full citation Yang JF1, Musselman KE, Livingstone D, Brunton K, Hendricks G, Hill D, Gorassini M.

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 May;28(4):314-24. doi: 10.1177/1545968313508473. Epub 2013 Nov 8.