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Not only do patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) require the usual health management services of community-based primary care providers (PCPs), but it is also essential for PCPs to consider the unique medical complications secondary to SCI in their health care practice.
This website is an auxiliary resource for medical professionals only and offers general considerations for managing patients with SCI, including common secondary medical complications.

Non-Professionals may go to the UAB SCI Model System Information Network for information.



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The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System provides this website as an auxiliary resource for the primary care of patients with spinal cord injury.The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SIMS0020). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.