This is a podcast brief from the Models Systems Knowledge Translation Center

Too often people hear these words, “I’m sorry but you have a spinal cord injury. Your paralyzed and you are probably never going to walk again.” It’s a life changing reality for the one who experiences the spinal cord injury as well as his or her family. So, what is a spinal cord injury? Is there a cure? Will I walk again? What’s next? These are only a few of the many questions they will probably have.

Where do you find answers? You start with Understanding Spinal Cord Injury – a two-part factsheet series from the Models Systems Knowledge Translation Center. In part one, you learn about the spinal cord, what it is, what it does, and how damage to the spinal cord affects the body. In part two, you learn about what to expect in recovery, and how to get the most out of rehabilitation.

Visit and get answers 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 spinal cord injury. That’s