Mayo Clinic's approach

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Your Mayo Clinic spinal cord injury rehabilitation team is led by doctors trained in brain and nervous system disorders (neurologists), nerve and muscle physiology and rehabilitation (physiatrists), bone and muscle surgery (orthopedic surgeons), and doctors trained in brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons). Your treatment team also includes nurses, doctors trained in mental health (psychologists), social workers, physical, occupational and recreational therapists, and Mayo's many other specialists to provide comprehensive care throughout your rehabilitation.

Your team works together to discuss your spinal cord injury rehabilitation care and schedule appointments in coordination. The most highly specialized experts in the world are all working together to provide the best possible care tailored to your needs.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Each year, Mayo Clinic experts treat over 1,800 people with spinal cord injuries. Mayo Clinic staff offer a range of the most advanced technology in diagnostic tests and treatments for spinal cord injuries, including locomotor training, functional electrical stimulation, diaphragm pacing and other options.

Research

Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers study outcomes, rehabilitation options and potential treatments for people with spinal cord injuries and conduct clinical trials to make sure you're getting the best available treatment.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic doctors and staff have helped thousands of people recover from traumatic spinal cord injuries and nontraumatic spinal disorders. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has accredited the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Mayo Clinic pediatric specialists trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation care for children with spinal cord injuries at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.

Read more about diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord injury.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors have experience evaluating and treating people who have spinal cord injuries. They treat more than 1,800 people with spinal cord injuries yearly.

Nationally recognized expertise

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology department's expertise and rankings.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

March 30, 2018
References
  1. Spinal cord injury information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Spinal-Cord-Injury-Information-Page. Accessed Aug. 16, 2017.
  2. Spinal trauma. Merck Manual Professional Version. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/injuries_poisoning/spinal_trauma/spinal_trauma.html?qt=spinal trauma&alt=sh. Accessed Aug. 16, 2017.
  3. Provider profile. CARF International. http://www.carf.org/providerProfile.aspx?cid=8020. Accessed Aug. 16, 2017.
  4. Riggin EA. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Feb. 22, 2017.

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