Understanding Spinal Cord Injury, Part 3- Adjusting to Life After Spinal Cord Injury

It is important that rehabilitation is your main focus in the initial months after a spinal cord injury. You can learn more about expectations for recovery, your role in rehabilitation, and find other suggestions to guide your rehabilitation in Understanding Spinal Cord Injury: Part 2— Recovery and Rehabilitation.

This fact sheet talks about:

  • What is it like when a person first goes home from the hospital after a spinal cord injury.
  • Some insights about adjusting well to life after a spinal cord injury.
  • How a spinal cord injury may affect family relationships, including parenting.
  • Adjustments needed to manage health after a spinal cord injury.

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The Spinal Cord Injury Model System Program is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (See https://msktc.org/sci for more information).