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Turn to MetroHealth’s Spine Center physicians for a range of innovative surgical and non-surgical treatments for back, neck, and spine disorders and injuries.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 216-778-3700.
For more than 55 years, MetroHealth has been the Northeast Ohio regional leader in care for individuals with spinal cord injury.
As one of 14 model Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems in the nation, MetroHealth provides the highest level of comprehensive specialty services to patients with spinal cord injuries, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and into the community - as they regain quality of life.
Case Western Reserve University and the MetroHealth System’s Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NORSCIS) received a Spinal Cord Injury Model System designation by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Providers or patients can contact the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio Admissions Office by calling 216-778-3776.
The NORSCIS (Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System) Program at MetroHealth is focused on generating new knowledge to improve the lives of individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury. We accomplish this through research and treatment, drawing on more than 20 years’ experience as a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center.
We also offer:
When someone suffers an acute spinal cord injury (SCI), MetroHealth activates a team that spans many specialties, including trauma, neurosurgery, and orthopedics. Once a patient is stabilized, they receive carefully managed care and planning is done for future rehabilitation.
Support services for acute SCI patients are immediately available, and begin within 24 hours of admission. The patient is assigned a dedicated care team of nurses, physicians and other professionals to help coordinate their plan of care.
The NORCSIS Peer Support Program works with MetroHealth volunteer services to match patients with acute injuries with former patients who have successfully returned to an active and productive life after injury.
A vocational counselor serves the needs of NORCSIS clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The counselor works with various community organizations to enable current or former patients to obtain and sustain employment and education that match their abilities and skills.
The Benjamin S. Gerson Family Resource Center can provided assistance in accessing outpatient services. These Outpatient Specialty Clinics include:
Northeast Ohio Regional SCI System (NORSCIS) provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the care of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).