McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

An SCI, or spinal cord injury, is sustained damage to the spinal cord at any part of it, or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal. This can permanently impact many physiological areas, such as sensations, strength, motor ability and any other functions. A person with a spinal cord injury will impact the person's life and lifestyle. An SCI can either be complete or incomplete.

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Overview video about spinal cord injury

This video presents an overview of spinal cord injuries and research. It covers the epidemiology, causes, symptoms, treatments and cures for spinal cord injuries.

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Introduction to Exercise after a Paraplegic Spinal Cord Injury

Video about exercise after paraplegic spinal cord injury

This video introduces how to properly complete common exercises and discusses some of the many benefits gained from exercising, specifically for people with spinal cord injuries.

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