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Gaylord Hospital – New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center

Gaylord Hospital – New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center

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(203) 284-2800

Gaylord Farm Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Description

Gaylord Hospital’s Spinal Cord Injury program focuses on the recovery and rehabilitation of people who have experienced spinal cord dysfunction from trauma or disease. The program works to restore as much physical ability as possible and help the patient and family cope with the emotional consequences of the patient’s injuries.

Gaylord’s Spinal Cord Injury Program offers comprehensive, integrated rehabilitation that helps maximize your abilities and guides you back to the most independent life possible. Our program draws on the expertise of a complete Care Team of specialists. We use the latest technologies and research to provide individualized care that focuses on the “complete patient” – body, mind and spirit. Above all, we help you set realistic goals and give you the skills to make the most of work, home and life.

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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United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.