- What is a spinal cord injury and what causes it?
- What are the symptoms of a spinal cord injury?
- How is it diagnosed?
- What is the prognosis?
- What is the risk for other family members or future babies?
- What treatments/therapies/medications are recommended or available?
- How will my child and our family be impacted?
- What can make it easier for teens with spinal cord injuries to deal with friends and family?
- How do I know when my child can self-catherize?
- What should I tell my child with a SCI when she asks if she can have a child?
- My child had a SCI two years ago and is doing well. Does he still have a shortened life expectancy?
United Spinal Cord Association (NSCIA)
Information about improving the quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries; facts to help influence medical improvements, research, and public policy; links to state resources, articles, newsletters, and links to related organizations.
What You Should Know About the First Wheelchair (EP magazine)
Reviews important questions to ask before purchasing a wheelchair.
Teenage Girls with SCI (girlshealth.gov)
Information about adjusting to a spinal cord injury; written for teenage girls.
Problems that May Occur with SCI (SCI Information Network)
Information on bone health, bowel and bladder management, sexuality, pain, pressure sores, spasticity, respiratory problems, and cardiovascular health. Although these are geared towards adults, they are detailed and informative.
Spinal Cord Injuries (MedlinePlus)
Basic information and links to additional reliable sources; National Library of Medicine.
American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
Promotes standards of excellence, educates professionals and families, and facilitates research. Includes conference announcements, publications, and research information.
Dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research; provides grants, information, advocacy, and referral service.
EP Magazine (Exceptional Parent)
A monthly publication that provides practical advice, emotional support, and up-to-date educational information for people with disabilities.
Pressure Ulcer Resource Guide (PressureUlcer.net)
Information for families and caregivers about pressure ulcer types, causes, treatments, preventions, and remedies.
Autonomic Dysreflexia (UAB) ( 277 KB)
A 5-page pdf with information for patients and families about warning signs, symptoms, importance of blood pressure measurements, triggers, and treatments; University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Going Back to School After a Disability (NSCIA)
Resources and support for returning to school after SCI; National Spinal Cord Injury Association.
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Spinal Cord Injuries Clinical Trials (CenterWatch)
Lists trials by state.
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Wang MY, Hoh DJ, Leary SP, Griffith P, McComb JG.
High rates of neurological improvement following severe traumatic pediatric spinal cord injury.
Spine. 2004;29(13):1493-7; discussion E266. PubMed abstract