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Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Center for Rehabilitation

Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Center for Rehabilitation

(818) 885-8500

18300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91328


Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

The spinal cord injury treatment at Northridge Hospital is the only one of its size and complexity in northern Los Angeles County. This comprehensive program cares for all types of spinal cord injuries, prepares patients to return home and provides on-going support for lifetime care.

Spinal cord injury care begins when the patient first arrives at the hospital and continues through outpatient care. This level of care has proven to have a significant impact on the patient’s recovery and ability return to a full and active life.

New Skills and Treatment

The care team emphasizes quality of life issues when planning treatment for each patient’s return to the community. Such activities teach patients to assume responsibility for their care in order to be as prepared as possible. Patients learn about their medical condition and how to adjust to present limitations while the building strength and endurance needed for daily living.

Wheelchair sports and a weekly spinal cord injury support group are available.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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