A spinal cord injury can be overwhelming but there are many resources to help guide you and your loved ones in making decisions and coping with an injury. Below are some reliable resources to help you manage the many health and emotional aspects of a spinal cord injury.
AbleData - Objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment
2012 Guide for the Best Apps for Individuals Living with Paralysis
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Get Moving: Exercise and SCI (video)
Healthy Living with Spinal Cord Injury
Online Educational Video Series (list of 37 videos) from the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC). Sample topics include: Staying Well after SCI, Adaptive Sports, SCI and Osteoporosis, Getting a Jump on Spasticity, Sexuality and SCI, Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma
Paralyzed Veterans of America Consumer Guides
Personal Emergency Preparedness Plan - an emergency planning checklist for those with disabilities
SCI Information Sheets - a series of Information Sheets on selected topics related to SCI from the Spinal Cord Injury Model System Information Network.
SCI Guide - brings together the best websites on spinal cord injury
Secondary Conditions of SCI video series
Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with SCI from MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, includes factsheets, research, web-survey information, and resources
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Connecticut, a Chapter of United Spinal
Understanding Spinal Cord Injury booklet
Part 1 of a spinal cord injury patient film explains the working of the spinal cord, what may happen if damage occurs, and common clinical terminology. Part 2 features patients with varying levels of injury who provide their own insights.
Understanding Spinal Cord Injury. This outstanding series of online videos explains the anatomy of the spinal cord and how the various levels of spinal cord injury impact a person's ability to function.
"Understanding Spinal Cord Injury" companion booklet: Basic Facts, Spinal Column Anatomy, Levels of Injury, ASIA/SCos Exam, Questions Families Should Ask, Emotions and Coping, TIps for Days/Weeks After, Insurance Maze, and Resources
United Spinal Association