What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injury/disease is life-altering, usually resulting in either paraplegia or quadriplegia. Patients face the loss of sensory function, motor strength, bowel and bladder control, sexual function, and more.
UR Medicine's Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury
UR Medicine's spine care team includes orthopaedic surgeons, physical medicine specialists (physiatrists), neurosurgeons, neurologists, physical therapists, rehabilitation experts, and neuro-pain management providers.
We specialize in complex spine surgery.
We also specialize in rehabilitation, working closely with patients and their families to help in regaining the highest level of independence possible. Our care covers the full range of needs, including:
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Emergency room/trauma bay
- Intensive care (Neuro ICU) and acute trauma and medical care
Rehabilitation management: inpatient and outpatient services:
- Functional needs
- Education and training
- Case management
- Resource management
- Transition planning
- Primary and secondary prevention
- Spinal cord injury clinics
- Spasticity management
- Botox injections
- ITB (Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps)
- Spinal Cord Injury Male Fertility Program
Community advocacy and education:
- Annual Spinal Cord Injury Health Fair
What Sets Us Apart?
Our spine care team has the longest history of treating conditions of the spine in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Our program continues to grow; tens of thousands of patients work with our spine care team every year.
The Rehabilitation Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital is the only one in the region that provides complete rehabilitative care for spinal cord injuries, from pediatric to adult patients. We are the region's only unit accredited for spinal cord injury systems of care by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, the independent accreditor of health and human services.
Strong Memorial Hospital receives the vast majority of spinal cord injuries occurring within the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. For years, we have been receiving referrals from neighboring metropolitan areas including Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Jamestown, Syracuse, Utica and Watertown.
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