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Mount Sinai Medical Center

Mount Sinai Medical Center

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(212) 241-6500

One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY

Description

Every year in the US, close to 11,000 people sustain spinal cord injuries-and a total of 250,000 – 400,000 individuals live with the results of spinal cord injuries. Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) can be of either a traumatic or non-traumatic nature. The most frequent causes of spinal cord injury are auto and sports accidents, falls, and industrial mishaps. More than half of the people who sustain these injuries are 30 years old or younger, and the majority of them are men. The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center is a leader in the acute and rehabilitative treatment of SCI.

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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.