Recovery and early stages of rehabilitation

In the immediate stages following your spinal cord injury, your body will have gone through many physical changes and it is likely you and your family and friends will have a lot of hope for recovery.

It is difficult to know how much of your pre injury function you are going to recover, therefore your initial care will focus on stabilising your condition and minimising the damage to your spinal cord.

Rehabilitation starts as early as possible to maximise your physical function and to learn skills to adapt to this new situation.

More information about recovery of pre injury function can be found under the section ‘How do I move?’