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Spinal Cord Injury

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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
  • Psychosocial
  • Education and training
  • Case management
  • Resource management
  • Transition planning
  • Primary and secondary prevention

Follow-Up services:

  • Spinal cord injury clinics
  • Spasticity management
    • Medications
    • Botox injections
    • ITB (Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps)
  • Spinal Cord Injury Male Fertility Program

Community advocacy and education:

  • Prevention
  • 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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We serve you in the Rochester metropolitan area and surrounding region.

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15 locations

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Brighton

Clinton Crossings, Building H
2400 South Clinton Avenue, Suite 150
Rochester, NY 14618

Neurosurgery - Brighton

2180 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Neurosurgery - Rochester

Parnall Office Building at Rochester General Hospital
1445 Portland Avenue, Suite 305
Rochester, NY 14621

Neurosurgery - Big Flats

84 Canal Street, Suite 8
Big Flats, NY 14814

UR Medicine Neurosurgery at Thompson Health - Canandaigua

Thompson Professional Building
395 West Street, Door 13, Suite 007
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Neurosurgery - Canandaigua

Thompson Professional Building
395 West Street, Suite 007
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Neurosurgery - Dansville

Noyes Memorial Hospital
111 Clara Barton Street, Suite 178A
Dansville, NY 14437

Neurosurgery - Clifton Springs

Clifton Springs Professional Park
200 Clifton Springs Professional Park
Clifton Springs, NY 14432

Neurosurgery - Greece

South Pointe Landing
10 South Pointe Landing
Rochester, NY 14606

Neurosurgery - Hornell

St. James Medical Office Building
7309 Seneca Road North, Suite 102
Hornell, NY 14843

Neurosurgery - Ithaca

905 Hanshaw Road, Suite A
Ithaca, NY 14850

Neuromedicine ICU - 8-1200 - Rochester

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Neurosurgery - Greece

60 Greece Center Drive
Rochester, NY 14612

Neurosurgery - Geneva

Geneva General Hospital
200 North Street, Suite 304
Geneva, NY 14456

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