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Spinal Cord Injury

Norton Neuroscience Institute neurosurgeons and therapists at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center specialize in preserving function and movement after a spinal cord injury.

Damage to the spinal cord, including the nerves and nerve routes that extend from the spinal cord into the pelvis, typically cause permanent changes in feeling, motion and other functions below the injury.

Medical advances are moving in the direction of spinal cord injury repair. For now, treatments and rehabilitation can allow many people with spinal cord injuries to live productively and independently.

In the days or weeks following a spinal cord injury, swelling goes down and some patients regain some movement and feeling. Many recent advances in spinal cord injury treatment have revolved around reducing swelling at the time of the injury. It is rare for anyone with a spinal cord injury to recover all function.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center specializes in helping you maintain and strengthen existing muscle function, regain fine motor skills and learn new ways to accomplish day-to-day tasks.

Rehabilitation team members may include a physical therapist, occupational therapist, rehabilitation nurse, rehabilitation psychologist, social worker, dietitian and a physical medicine physician (physiatrist).

Our rehab specialists will help you understand how to prevent complications from your injury and help you increase your quality of life and independence. You may learn new ways to live on your own using new skills or equipment.

Care That’s Focused on You

  • We offer same-day appointments and Saturday hours.
  • No referral is needed.
  • With 11 offices in Louisville and surrounding areas, including Southern Indiana, we’re close to home or work.
  • Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center is the only center in Louisville dedicated to outpatient neurological and spine rehabilitation.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center offers free classes and support to patients and their families.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

Why Norton Neuroscience Institute for Your Spine Care Services

  • Our experienced team includes 11 board-certified neurosurgeons, 12 advanced practice providers, neuro-spine specialized rehabilitation therapists and pain management specialists.
  • We are nationally recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 100 great neurosurgery and spine programs.
  • We offer comprehensive care ranging from nonsurgical treatments to the most advanced surgical technologies, including minimally invasive approaches and robotic-assisted surgery.
  • Surgery is considered only after trying noninvasive treatments.
  • Our physicians and advanced practice providers are skilled in pinpointing your diagnosis, offering the right care and working to get you back to feeling yourself.
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Audubon, Downtown and Regional Locations

(502) 583-1697

Brownsboro and St. Matthews Locations

(502) 394-6390

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