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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

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(703) 664-7924

2501 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306


The Spinal Cord Injury Program at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital offers vigorous rehabilitative care for adults with traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord disorders, including contusions, fractures, tumors, myelitis and such degenerative diseases as spinal stenosis.

Returning patients to their daily lives, no matter what level of spinal injury suffered, is our goal. Our therapists:

  • Strengthen and stretch muscle groups for the entire body
  • Help you master mobility skills in “the real world”
  • Provide advanced technology to aid independence
  • Help you manage bowel and bladder problems
  • Address sexuality issues through education and support
  • Develop your high-level wheelchair skills
  • Teach skin care management and tolerance
  • Create home exercise programs to maintain and increase function
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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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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.