Spinal Cord Injury
SPINAL CORD INJURY A GUIDE FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES The newest title in the critically acclaimed American Academy of Neurology Press Quality of Life Guides series, Spinal Cord Injury is an authoritative and reliable resource for all those looking to educate themselves on the topic of spinal cord injury (SCI). Written in easy-to-understand language, the book includes information on: How the spinal cord works and what happens when it is injured; The benefits of rehabilitation; Assistive devices that can make life easier; A glossary with commonly used terms for communicating with doctors and caregivers; Website resources that can aid in further research Learning to live with a spinal cord injury can be a challenge. This book will help people better understand the medical basis for their disabilities, the current treatments and rehabilitative methods used to manage spinal cord injuries, and the research that points to hope for the future. About the Authors Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Neurology and director of the Center for Experimental Neurorehabilitation Training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as well as director of Rehabilitation Research and Development in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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