Spinal Cord Injury SCI
Find spinal cord injury resources with information and advice listed below in this busy and popular area of ABLEize. Every year more than 1,000 people receive a spinal cord injury (SCI) it is thought there are 40,000 people living with SCI in the UK at any one time. Spinal cord injury can occur in many ways but mostly through accident or injury including diving into shallow water, playing rugby or being thrown from a horse.
The degree of paralysis received after a spinal cord injury greatly depends on which part of the spinal cord is injured, spinal injury higher up (closer to the head) can cause more paralysis than those lower down the spinal cord. Find quadriplegic, tetraplegic and paraplegic information and facts along with rehabilitation details and programmes plus information on conditions, injury levels and related facts as well as valuable care information and services by browsing the sites shown below.
Housed at the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital in Aylesbury, provides patient centred multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes and expertise to help patients return to maximum independence following illness or spinal injury.
Set up in 1974 in order to support people with spinal cord injury SCI. Includes support details and a freephone advice line along with important information about living with a spinal injury.
A personal site that highlights the life of a tetraplegic. Offers spinal injury factsheets, research details and a discussion forum.
A charity that runs a range of services and activities for people with SCI as well as their friends, family and volunteers to encourage independence, self-confidence, education and motivation following a life changing injury.
The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS, formerly IMSoP) promotes care, research information, news and much more for adults and children with a spinal cord injury.
Funder’s of research and treatment of paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Offers news, event details and donation options. London based.
Provides treatment and diagnostic services in all areas of spinal cord injury throughout Scotland including lifelong care of all adult patients.
Assisting people with spinal injury with specialist equipment or other assistance in the South and South West of England to help improve independence and the quality of life. Includes events details, news and details of available grants.
National voluntary organisation concerned with new and long-term spinal cord injured people, their relatives and friends, along with those involved in the management, care and rehabilitation of the injury.
A comprehensive website dedicated to providing facts, research details, guides and information in all areas of spinal injury. Includes a discussion forum and message board.
A leading UK charity funding medical research for treatment of paralysis caused by a broken back or neck. Includes FAQ, news and how to donate.
A website dedicated to providing tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Includes self care, eating/drinking, household tasks, mobility, travel and much more.
A UK charity helping those paralysed by a spinal cord injury and supporting the development of curative treatments. Includes an image gallery, events details and how to help.
Information supplied by the Atlanta based Shepherd Center to help people, their family and carers as well as professional understand spinal cord injury better. Includes video clips.