Spinal cord injuries raise many questions. As the injured individual, a family member, or a close friend, you may wonder: Is it permanent? What treatments are available? How will I afford treatment and/or management costs? These questions only scratch the surface of what you may face in the journey after a spinal cord injury.
In the state of Texas, we have access to many excellent resources that explain the particulars of types of injuries, where to find support, and how to handle many of the questions that arise. To help you get started on your journey, we’ve compiled a list of resources to which we commonly direct clients and those seeking additional information:
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
Part of the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation helps those with spinal cord injuries relearn the skillsets needed for life after an injury. The program includes medical treatment, physical and occupational therapy, emotional therapy, recreation, and education. The institute also helps individuals transition with access to ongoing support groups and programs.
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246-2017
One of the most well-known for spinal cord injury treatment in the country, this treatment center focuses on providing whole-body rehabilitative services for spinal cord injury victims. The facility houses a gym for spinal cord injury patients, individual and group therapy sessions, nerve management, male fertility, educational classes, physical and occupational therapy, music and speech therapy, and recreation therapy.
Main Campus: 713-797-5942
Patient Referral: 1-800-447-3422
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Spinal cord injuries often require ongoing treatment and management. The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services ensures that individuals have access to the housing, occupational, rehabilitation, and other resources needed. The Texas Centers for Independent Living is one of the resources provided through the website is, a service that connects injured individuals to disability-friendly communities. The department also houses the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services program for individuals suffering from spinal cord and brain injuries.
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
4800 Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
United Spinal Association
A nationwide spinal cord injury/disorder organization, the United Spinal Association helps individuals with spinal cord injuries access the resources needed to become as independent as possible and involved in local communities. The organization also regularly advocates for civil rights on behalf of those living with disabilities.
Texas houses three chapters of the association in San Antonio, Houston, and El Paso. With many online events (like webinars, free publications, and other accessible resources), anyone living with a spinal injury in Texas may find valuable information regarding benefits and employment as well as local support groups through the main website of the organization.
The Buoniconti Fund
This fund, based out of Florida, is dedicated to backing research to cure paralysis. Founded in 1992, it focuses on spinal cord injury paralysis cures. Its website provides resources for those who suffer from spinal cord injuries and paralysis, including cutting edge research into potential cures such as stem cell therapy. Find out more about clinical trials and rehabilitation treatment services near you, and watch webinars to stay abreast of the latest developments.
1095 NW 14th Terrace
Lois Pope LIFE Center
Miami, FL 33136
A damaged spinal cord can be devastating. If you were injured in an accident caused by someone’s negligence, reach out to our Dallas spinal cord injury lawyer at The Benton Law Firm to learn more about how you can secure the compensation you deserve for rehabilitation and regaining your quality of life.