Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when the spinal cord becomes damaged, most commonly, when motor vehicle accidents, falls, acts of violence, and sporting accidents fracture vertebrae and crush the spinal cord.
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The Miami Project is not a patient care facility but a research facility that conducts studies aimed at improving treatments for paralysis caused by SCI. If you are looking for an individualized medical evaluation or rehabilitation therapy, we encourage you to review our resource listing.
A collection of online resources related to spinal cord injury and the SCI community.
This section also includes information on assistive technology and services appropriate for people with various disabilities.
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Disability Service and Product Showcase
United Spinal Association/National Spinal Cord Injury Association hosts the Disability Service and Product Showcase. Whether you are looking for a disability service or product that you need or just looking to add to your wish list, DSP Showcase is the right resource. DSP Showcase has product and service listings from both mainstream and niche manufacturers and distributors. You can contact any of them directly from any listing page.Categories include:• Aids to daily living• Exercise• Health and hygiene• Accessibility• Wheelchairs and scooters• Adaptive vehicles and driving• And many, many more
Dr. Anderson-Erisman is conducting a new survey that anyone over the age of 18 who is living with a spinal cord injury can participate in. Very rarely are people with SCI asked for their input on factors involved in the design of clinical trials. As a result, many people may end up qualifying for trials, but decide not to participate because they are overly complicated or very burdensome. Here is your opportunity to provide direct input on what factors about clinical trials encourage or discourage you from participating. The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete. We need input from many people so please feel free to share this email with your SCI friends and organizations.
Additional opportunity for you to provide your input on Factors Influencing Weight Management After SCI
Additional opportunity for you to provide your input on Pain After SCI