Spinal Cord Injury Specialty Program - Touro Infirmary

New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Spinal cord specialty program

Being diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI) is a major life event. Whether the spinal cord injury was acquired from a traumatic event, disc herniation, spinal stroke, spinal canal narrowing, spinal infection, or complication following surgery, the Spinal Cord Specialty Program at Touro provides patients with the information, resources, and support needed to adapt to life following their injury.

Spinal cord injury education

Patient education classes

Spinal Cord Education Class is for patients and their families living with changes from spinal cord injury/disease. The class is held daily Monday-Friday in the M-9 Dining Room on the 9th floor of Touro. Additional information is available at 504.897.8476.

Family education day

Family Spinal Cord Injury Education Day is available for families and friends of spinal cord injury/disease survivors on the third Friday of each month. For more information call 504.897.8591.

SCI Family Education Day Schedule

Support group

The Spinal Cord Specialty Program offers a support group called PACT (Paralysis Action Coalition at Touro). Participants range from those with newly acquired injuries to those who have been successful several years following their injury. Family and support persons are also encouraged to attend. The group meets monthly for meetings but also has planned social and community activities. PACT also has its own Facebook group to keep up with community events, share stories, and continue to provide support outside of monthly meetings. Email PACT@LCMCHealth.org or call 504.897.8684 if you are interested in participating in this group.

2019 Spinal Cord Injury Program Calendar

Peer mentorship

Peer mentoring is available face to face, by phone, or over e-mail by peer mentors trained through either the United Spinal Association or Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.