More than 450,000 people in the US are living with a spinal cord injury.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is defined as damage to the spinal cord resulting in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling. Approximately 10,000 people experience a spinal cord injury every year, with the majority being men between the ages of 16-30. Quadriplegia is slightly more common than paraplegia in spinal cord injuries.
Spinal Cord Injury Educational Resources
UroMed offers a wide variety of educational materials to help people who have SCI understand how to properly handle their urinary or bowel management programs. If you’d like one of our videos, brochures or educational resources, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to send these free materials directly to you.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Resources
UroMed founder, Bert Burns, created Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI) to encourage and support people experiencing spinal cord injury like his own. A C6-7 quadriplegic, Bert often travels to rehabilitation hospitals and SCI events nationwide to help educate and assist newly-injured patients and their loved ones.
LASCI Online: A Starting Point, A Connection Point
Beyond LASCI’s in-person events, thousands of LASCI friends support each other every day on the LASCI Facebook page. With members from 54 countries, don’t be surprised if you meet someone in our online community who inspires or encourages you!
Additional Help for Spinal Cord Injury Information
The following associations may also assist you with locating personalized support programs, SCI research and other spinal cord injury resources in your community.
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is the largest, most comprehensive spinal cord research center in the world. Over 120 research scientists and technicians from around the world are focused on curing paralysis and improving the lives of spinal cord injured individuals. 1-800-STANDUP (782-6387)
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with spinal cord injury.
UroMed Community Giving
UroMed is a strong supporter of charitable programs that assist people with spinal cord injury nationwide. Visit UroMed’s Community Giving page to stay informed on upcoming UroMed sponsered charitable events near you.