How many spinal units are there in the UK?
Externally, our Outreach Service, staffed by spinal cord injured people, operates at all ten Spinal Injuries Centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as out in the community, on a regional basis.
Has anyone ever recovered from a spinal cord injury?
In very rare cases, people with spinal cord injury will regain some functioning years after the injury. However, only a small fraction of individuals sustaining a spinal cord injury recover all function.
Who is the best back surgeon in UK?
Professor Arun Ranganathan
Introduction. Always adopting a considered, caring approach, Professor Arun Ranganathan is an outstanding spinal surgeon, who is widely regarded as one of the finest spinal surgeons in the UK and has operated on many international dignitaries, royal family members and professional sports people.
What is a spinal cord injury NHS?
Specialised spinal cord injuries encompass any traumatic insult to the spinal column at cervical (neck), thoracic (chest), thoracolumbar, lumbar, lumbo-sacral (lower back) or multiple levels which cause complete or partial interruption of the spinal cord function.
Can you regain feeling after spinal cord injury?
Everyone hopes they will regain all of their lost movement and feeling. However, the reality is that people are more likely to regain some, but not all, movement and feeling. This makes it very important that you participate in rehab to learn the skills necessary to have the healthiest and happiest life after SCI.
Can someone with spinal cord injury walk again?
Many factors play a role in regaining the ability to walk after a spinal cord injury. Fortunately, it is possible for many SCI survivors. There is potential to walk again after SCI because the spinal cord has the ability to reorganize itself and make adaptive changes called neuroplasticity.
Where can I get help for spinal cord injury?
Spinal Cord Injury Centres 1 The Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Centre. 2 NorthWest Regional Spinal Injuries Centre. 3 Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries. 4 Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. 5 National Spinal Injuries Centre.
Who is the spinal cord injury rehabilitation consultant?
Medical support and reviews as required from our Rehabilitation Medicine Consultants and Spinal Injuries Consultant Mr Pradeep Thumbikat, specialist consultant in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, will oversee your medical care during your residential stay at STEPS.
How long does it take to heal a spinal cord injury?
If you have a spinal cord injury you will spend some time in a specialist spinal cord injury centre. Your length of stay can vary from 3 months to 9 months.
Who is the spinal cord injury specialist at steps?
Mr Pradeep Thumbikat, specialist consultant in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, will oversee your medical care during your residential stay at STEPS. STEPS have an Interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation with specialist expertise in to provide the care and rehabilitation, and every client is allocated a named nurse and therapy key worker.