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Answers to frequently asked Questions about Spinal Cord Injury

How long will recovery take?

Recovery takes a long time. Most recovery occur within 6 months but many people continue to recover function for a year or more. A recent...

How is sexuality affected by spinal cord injury?

Sexual function, as in all other human bodily systems, is controlled by the central nervous system. Thus, any injury to the central nervous...

Does recovery occur after spinal cord injury?

Many doctors tell patients and families that recovery does not occur after spinal cord injury. This is not true. Recovery is the rule, not...

What is the prognosis?

The types of disability associated with SCI vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, the segment of the spinal cord at...

What does the spinal cord look like and what does it do?

The cord in humans may be likened to a coaxial cable, about one inch in diameter, and is a continuation of the brain. It...

Will he or she recover?

Recovery is the rule and not the exception after spinal cord injury. The probability of recovery is high, especially after “incomplete” spinal cord injury. Clinical...

What are general medical concerns with SCI?

As a person with a disability who uses a wheelchair, you have additional health concerns. For example you must work harder to maintain...

What research is being done?

Research on trauma-related disorders such as SCI focuses on increasing scientific understanding of how changes in molecules, cells, and their complex interactions determine the...

Do people with SCI die sooner?

Yes, before World War II, most people who sustained SCI died within weeks of their injury due to urinary dysfunction, respiratory infection or...

Is there a cure for Spinal Cord Injury?

Damage to the spinal cord due to an injury can be permanent and currently there is no cure, however new research proves that...