Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
A spinal cord injury is a devastating event, both physically and psychologically. In addition to paralysis and loss of sensation below the level of injury, a spinal cord injury also impacts many different bodily functions, including circulation, metabolism, temperature regulation, nutritional health, skin, respiration, bowel and bladder elimination, and sexuality.
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Center
The complexity of spinal cord injuries requires highly specialized skills of a healthcare team. TIRR Memorial Hermann was one of the first facilities in the United States to establish a spinal cord injury center and is internationally recognized for its expertise in the management of tetraplegic spinal cord injury patients who require a ventilator for breathing, including patients who are able to wean from the ventilator.
Our team is made up of spinal cord injury specialists, therapists, nurses, case managers and social workers dedicated to expert care of people with a spinal cord injury.
We consider our mission to be accomplished when persons with spinal cord injuries achieve a quality of life with personal independence, productive functioning and maximum state of health.
Spinal Rehab Program
The Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Program services includes:
- In-house urology consultations and urodynamics studies
- Spasticity management (including nerve blocks and Baclofen® pumps)
- Male fertility clinic
- Education classes for families and patients
- Patient rooms, nursing care units and gym space specifically designed and equipped for SCI patients
- Physical, occupational, speech, music and recreational therapy
- Individual and group therapy
Find a Spinal Cord Injury Specialist
TIRR Memorial Hermann is affiliated with experts in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. See our directory of SCI specialists.
Spinal Cord Injury Patient Stories & Related Media
Police Officer Jason Roy was paralyzed from the neck down after a high speed chase flipped his squad car. In 2 and a half months, Jason walked out of TIRR Memorial Hermann. Read the story »
Daquan Minor, an 18-year-old who suffered a spinal cord injury in an auto accident helps lead Hotwheels to victory in 2015. Read the story »
In 2001, Potter had just begun work on a degree in education at The University of Texas at Austin when she sustained a T11 spinal cord injury (SCI) in an automobile accident, paralyzing her from the waist down. Read the story »
NFL player Kevin Everett was paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a spinal cord injury on the field. Read about the aggressive rehabilitation he received at TIRR Memorial Hermann that returned him to walking. Read the story »
With great determination and skill, and the support of his family, Houstonians, care teams and his coach, Trice Hamm, Berry has become a powerhouse on the basketball court. Now 18, Berry is recognized as the nation’s No. 1 high school wheelchair basketball player and recently signed a Letter of Intent to continue his academic and playing career at the University of Alabama in 2020. Read the story »
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Get Started with Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
To learn more about spinal cord injury rehabilitation and how you can participate in the acclaimed Spinal Cord Injury Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann, call (713) 797-5942 or contact us online.