Your abilities after you're injured depend on the level of injury.
The extent of the injury also changes from person to person. It depends on which parts of the spinal cord are injured and how badly the cord was injured.
There are complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries.
As part of the largest rehabilitation network in western Pennsylvania, the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute offers specialized inpatient and transitional care for a variety of conditions, including:
Check out the blog post Incomplete Vs. Complete Spinal Cord Injury on UPMC HealthBeat to learn even more about spinal cord injuries!