The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center presents an audio factsheet on Understanding SCI: Part 1. The factsheet was developed by Phil Klebine, M.A., in collaboration with the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. The information in this factsheet is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should consult your health care provider regarding specific medical concerns or treatment.

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Visit and get the answers you need from experts who conduct innovative and high-quality research, provide patient care, and work to improve the health and overall quality of life for people with SCI. That’s This audio factsheet is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR; grant number 90DPKT0009). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this factsheet do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Copyright 2022 Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. This audio factsheet may be reproduced and distributed freely with appropriate attribution. Prior permission must be obtained for inclusion in fee-based materials.