We asked top spinal cord injury experts to focus on the subjects that people want to know about right away. We have over 400 answers to the important questions that come up when an injury is new and at its most bewildering. Click on an individual expert, or click on a topic on the left.

Adult Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury 101

David Chen, MD

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The Basics of SCI Rehabilitation

Kristine Cichowski, MS

Director, Life Center Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Preventing Pressure Sores

Mary Zeigler, MS

Clinical Nurse Specialist Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Transition from Hospital to Home

Kim Eberhardt Muir, MS

Program Specialist–Spinal Cord Injury Program Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Spasticity, Physical Therapy-Lokomat

T. George Hornby, PhD, PT

Research Scientist, Sensory Motor Performance Program Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Sex and Fertility After SCI

Diane M. Rowles, MS, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Coping with a New Injury

Robin Dorman, PsyD

Clinical Health Psychologist Northwestern University Medical Center--Chicago

Adjusting to Social Life in a Wheelchair

Lisa Rosen, MS

Educational Program Manager, Life Center Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Substance Abuse and SCI

Allen Heinemann, PhD

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University--Chicago

How Family Life Changes After SCI

Nancy Rosenberg, PsyD

Psychology Clinical Specialist and Director, Peer Mentor Programs, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital—Philadelphia

Empowering the Patient After SCI

Guy W. Fried, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital—Philadelphia

Pediatric Specialists

Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury 101

Lawrence Vogel, MD

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program Shriners Hospital for Children–Chicago

The Basics of Pediatric SCI Rehabilitation

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children–Chicago

Transitions for Children with SCI

Patricia Mucia, RN

Nurse Care Coordinator Shriners Hospital for Children–Chicago