Spinal Cord Injuries
Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association
The association was formed to enhance the lives of those with spinal cord injuries while offering support and education to family, community, and professionals.
The SCI Web
Resources include, an index of SCI terms to search for information, a table of contents of SCI topics; a directory of spinal cord injury organizations; SCI research projects; public surveys and others.
American Spinal Injury Association
ASIA works to promote and establish standards of excellence for all aspects of health care of individuals with spinal cord injury from onset throughout life. They also educate members, other healthcare professionals, patients and their families as well as the public on all aspects of spinal cord injury and its consequences in order to prevent injury, improve care, increase availability of services and maximize the injured individual's potential for full participation in all areas of community life.
Provides International Standards for Neurological Classification of SCI in PDF format. A pocket-sized booklet that defines for SCI a standard method of assessing the neurological status of the patient, as well as a standard approach to using such data for classifying/quantifying the injury.
The San Francisco Spine Center
The San Francisco Spine Center focuses on surgical and nonsurgical care for conditions including Failed Back and Neck Surgery, Spinal Deformity, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Herniated Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Discs, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Stenosis, Bone Cancer and related tumors, and Spinal Fractures
Spine surgeons are physicians who receive special training in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine which include problems with the neck (cervical spine), mid back (thoracic spine) and low back (lumbar spine).
The Spine Dr
Provides information to people with spinal symptoms, paramedical and medical spine healthcare practitioners, and spine surgeons
Texas Back Institute
Preeminent medical center in the U.S. for treatment, research and education on back and spine injuries. As the largest freestanding spine specialty program in the U.S., Texas Back Institute is committed to helping improve the quality of life for patients and to restore the function and mobility of the spine.
Center for Spine
Emphasizes a non-surgical and multi-disciplinary approach to the problem of back and neck pain, including physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, physical therapists and occupational therapists.
Laser Spine Center
Approved by the FDA, PLDD is a minimally invasive laser treatment performed on an outpatient basis using only local anesthesia. During the procedure, a laser beam vaporizes a tiny portion of the disc, decompressing it. Patients typically get off the table and go home.
Florida Spine Institute
Strives to be the most recognized leader in comprehensive care, diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders; employing skilled professionals using the most advanced technology for the benefit of patients worldwide.
Central Texas Spine Institute
Association of independent medical practices offering comprehensive spine care, including orthopedic surgery, physical medicine, and chronic pain management
and Neck Injury / Chronic Pain at About.com
If you are suffering with pain and/or have a back or neck injury find out information and links to help you with your health. From your About Guide to Back and Neck Injuries and Chronic Pain - Cindy Rehberg
Dedicated to the mission of being the most comprehensive Internet portal for information on the spine. We seek to educate the public to the full range of technologies, services, treatments and research available on the subject of spinal disorders.
Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services
Physical Disability Programs and Information
Demographics of Spinal Cord Injury in Wisconsin
Crash test sites
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): IIHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses -- deaths, injuries, and property damage -- from crashes on the U.S.s highways. The Institute is wholly supported by auto insurers. IIHS conducts a frontal offset crash test, a side-impact crash test, a low-speed rear bumper test and rates head restraints.
Euro NCAP: Established in 1997 and now backed by five European Governments, the European Commission and motoring and consumer organizations in every EU country, Euro NCAP has rapidly become a catalyst for encouraging significant safety improvements to new car design. Euro NCAP conducts a frontal offset crash test, a side-impact crash test, a side-impact pole test and a pedestrian impact test.
New Car Assessment Japan: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, in cooperation with the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid (NASVA), tests and evaluates the safety of automobiles currently on the Japanese market. Test results are publicly released under the title New Car Assessment Japan. NASVA conducts a frontal crash test, an offset frontal crash test, a side-impact crash test, braking tests, a pedestrian head test and child safety seat performance tests.
Australian NCAP (ANCAP): Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is supported by Australian and New Zealand automobile clubs, various government agencies and the National Roads and Motorists Association (NMRA) Insurance Group. ANCAP conducts a frontal offset crash test, a side-impact crash test and uses the same test protocols as Euro NCAP.