Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes temporary or permanent changes in its function. Symptoms may include loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in the parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the level of the injury. Injury can be complete, with a total loss of sensation and muscle function, or incomplete, meaning some nervous signals are able to travel past the injured area of the cord.

There is no known cure for chronic functional deficits due to spinal cord injury. Long term outcomes also range widely, from full recovery to permanent tetraplegia (quadriplegia) or paraplegia. Complications can include muscle atrophy, pressure sores, infections, and breathing problems.

TRAINM Impact

TRAINM’s goal for rehabilitation of spinal cord injury patients is functional recovery and independence in terms of activities of daily living, recreational activities, and employment. Achieving these goals is highly dependent on the level and severity of injury. Our goal is also to prevent secondary complications.

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