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Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center

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2100 Stantonsburg Rd, Greenville, NC 27835-6028
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Injuries to the spinal cord may interfere with this vital communication between the brain and the body. Our center has a 12-bed specialty unit and a dedicated program for patients with spinal cord injuries who comprise nearly 5 percent of our patient population. The center provides rehabilitation services to patients who experience paraplegia (paralysis of the legs and trunk below chest level) and quadriplegia (movement lost in arms and legs).

The good news for patients with such injuries is that advanced medical intervention and rehabilitation may offer more than survival – they can provide the hope of returning to families, jobs or school. We use a team approach to evaluate the need for assistive technology, help our patients adjust to their injuries and reduce the effects of their impairments.

Our goal is to improve quality of life for people in eastern North Carolina, to treat the whole person and to provide services that prevent or lessen impairments and promote abilities. With that mission in mind, we have developed a full complement of integrated inpatient and outpatient programs. As a symbol of our quality of care, the Center has been accredited by CARF for seven of its programs and services. Our dedicated and experienced staff brings a wide array of skills to serve patients who are treated in our programs.

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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