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Marianjoy Hospital

Marianjoy Hospital

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26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187


Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, is located in Wheaton, Illinois and offers 100 acute inpatient rehabilitation beds, 27 Medicare-licensed subacute beds, and various outpatient locations to help individuals who are recovering from illness or injury.

The Marianjoy Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program provides exceptional, compassionate and individualized treatment plans to spinal cord injury patients and their families.

Following a thorough evaluation of the patient’s abilities and needs, a team of Marianjoy’s expert clinicians develops a comprehensive treatment plan to address the specific effects of the injury and optimize patient performance.

Marianjoy’s Spinal Cord Injury Program is fully equipped to care for patients who require rehabilitation due to a wide variety of these conditions and diagnoses, including:

  • Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (such as vertebral fractures from car accidents or falls)
  • Non-traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (such as failed back surgery syndrome or neck arthritis)

Individualized treatment plans are created to manage the physical, emotional and behavioral changes a patient may experience. Given an individual’s abilities and goals, we provide a comprehensive approach for learning techniques to:

  • increase strength, awareness, function and mobility while reducing physical limitations and pain.
  • restore and maximize the potential of performing daily living activities.
  • utilize compensatory strategies for the patient’s new skill set.
  • cultivate lifestyle behaviors that promote wellness.

We also provide emotional support and counseling for the patient and family; education regarding the condition and resources for post-discharge.

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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.

Ask Us

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.