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Spinal Cord Injury Program

Texas NeuroRehab Center (TNC) Spinal Cord Injury Program

The Spinal Cord Program at TNC is a comprehensive program designed to manage the complexities of spinal cord injury physically and psychologically. The program is supervised by two on-site Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians, two on-site Neurologists and an on-site Pulmonologist. Individualized medical and therapy treatment plans, neurology management and frequent reassessment assure aggressive treatment and positive outcomes. Services are offered on an inpatient basis.

Diagnoses Treated

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Late onset complication of past spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord injury patients who require a ventilator and weaning
  • Additional diagnoses include: infectious myelitis, spinal cord tumors, infarcts, transverse myelitis, myelopathies due to spinal stenosis

Comprehensive Services

  • Daily physician-directed program with “hands on” evaluation and patient care (24-hour nursing and direct care staffing)
  • Spinal Cord Care Interdisciplinary Team includes: physical medicine and rehab physicians, neurologists, board-certified pulmonologist, board-certified wound care physician, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, chaplain, social worker, case manager, therapists, dietitians and registered nurses
  • Collaboration with referring professional by on-site physician team
  • Case management and social work services, including patient and family counseling and support groups
  • Private rooms
  • Participation in intensive rehabilitation therapy program, including: physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Increased mobility with assistance of physical therapy staff and treatment team
  • 24/7 respiratory therapy and advanced ventilator and tracheostomy treatments
  • Radiology on site
  • Evaluation of environmental factors that may affect spinal cord injury
  • Treatment of chronic and long-term neurological effects
  • Bowel and bladder programming
  • Spasticity management (including nerve blocks and Baclofen® pumps)

Dr. David Morledge, is a neurologist has been with TNC since 1988.

Dr. Gregory Tempest is a full-time, on-site neurologist and has been with TNC since 2010.

Dr. James Boysen, Executive Medical Director, is a full time on-site physician at TNC and has directed the Acute Respiratory Management since 1986.

Dr. Joe Urquidez

Dr. Joe Urquidez is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician and specializes in spasticity.