The Spinal Crap Team are a group of 6 friends with Spinal Cord Injuries.

We all met at the Inter Spinal Unit Games 2019 when fate (or maybe a super-cool physio) put us together as a team. We instantly clicked and the laughter ensued…

Spinal Cord Injury FAQ's

What are the symptoms of spinal cord injury?

Symptoms of spinal cord injury can vary depending on the severity of the injury and the area of the spine that has been damaged. Common signs and symptoms include loss of feeling or movement, pain or an intense stinging sensation, abnormal reflex activities, changes in sexual function, and problems with bladder or bowel control.

What is the treatment for a spinal cord injury?

Treatment for a spinal cord injury typically includes medical care, rehabilitation, and supportive care. Medical care includes the management of acute issues such as hemorrhage, infection, and respiratory distress; stabilization of the spine; and prevention of secondary complications. Rehabilitation focuses on helping the person regain lost functions and improve independence. This may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychological counseling, and other interventions. Supportive care helps maintain optimal health and function. This may include medications to reduce inflammation and pain, nutritional support and other therapies.

What is the long-term outlook?

The long-term outlook for people with traumatic spinal cord injuries depends on many factors, including the severity of the injury, the type of treatment received, and the person’s age and overall health. People with milder injuries may be able to make a full recovery, while those with more severe injuries may have permanent disability or paralysis. With proper medical care and rehabilitation, many people are able to lead active and productive lives.