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UPMC Rehabilitation Institute at Mercy

UPMC Rehabilitation Institute at Mercy

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800-533-UPMC (8762)

200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Spinal cord injuries and diseases affect a person’s ability to function independently in all areas of daily living.

As one of the country’s leading rehabilitation programs, spinal cord injury patients at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute have access to state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services to help assist with recovery.

As part of the largest rehabilitation network in western Pennsylvania, the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute offers specialized, inpatient care for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Complex orthopaedic injuries
  • General and transplant rehabilitation
  • Multiple traumatic injuries and amputations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke

Why Choose UPMC for Inpatient Rehabilitation?

  • More locations than any other provider: Choose from eight rehab facilities — each located in an acute care hospital with state-of-the-art technology and immediate access to specialty or emergency care if you need it.
  • A caring team of experts: Receive care from world-renowned specialists at one of the top rehabilitation programs in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • Leaders in rehabilitation research: Access clinical trials and technologies not available anywhere else in the region.
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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.