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.
The Miami Project believes that an important component of developing treatments for paralysis involves communication with the community.
Researchers rely on individuals with SCI to serve as volunteers for specific studies or protocols. Each study is designed to answer questions about some aspect of SCI or the effectiveness of a particular treatment. Our research studies do not provide therapy for individuals.
Clinical research is designed to answer specific questions about dysfunction and its treatment in humans.
For people with SCI, their families, friends and caregivers, the decision to receive an experimental treatment or enter a clinical trial is a challenging one.
Paralysis does not discriminate.
SCI Facts and Figures at a glance.
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.
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Injury to the central nervous system (CNS) has devastating effects on the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord.
The Project is the official magazine of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Printed once a year, the magazine is designed to serve as an overview of research and fundraising activities throughout the previous year.
A new era of rehabilitative care has dawned with the opening of the state-of-the-art Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, dedicated to giving patients back their lives.
The stunning 250,000 square foot, nine-story structure on the Jackson Memorial Medical Campus houses 80 inpatient beds and features world-class amenities and next-generation rehabilitation technology.