>Acute flaccid myelitis

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a sudden onset of paralysis in the spinal cord.

>Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurological disease.

>Arteriovenous malformations

Defects of the circulatory system that are believed to arise during fetal development.

>Brachial plexus injury

Brachial plexus injuries are caused by trauma to a network of nerves.

>Brain injury

Brain injury can impact critical functions like thought, comprehension, and speech.

>Cerebral palsy

CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain.

>Friedreich’s ataxia

An inherited disease that leads to damage to the nervous system.

>Guillain-Barré syndrome

Occurs when the body's immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system.


Progressive, hereditary disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

>Lyme disease

A bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of certain ticks.

>Multiple sclerosis

MS is a chronic and often disabling disease of the central nervous system.

>Muscular dystrophy

MD is characterized by the degeneration of skeletal muscles.


Progressive disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors on the nerves.

>Post-polio syndrome

Polio is caused by a virus that attacks the nerves which control motor function.

>Spina bifida

A neural tube defect that causes incomplete closure in the spinal column.

>Spinal cord injury

Involves damage to the nerves within the bony protection of the spinal canal.

>Spinal muscular atrophy

Neuromuscular disease that affects nerve cells and control voluntary muscles.

>Spinal tumors

Tumors are abnormal tissue growth that can impair function.

>Stroke (Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) and Spinal Stroke)

Blood supply to the brain is blocked or a blood vessel in the brain bursts.

>Syringomyelia and tethered cord

Syringomyelia and tethered cord can occur months to many decades after SCI.

>Transverse myelitis

Interrupts communication between the nerves in the spinal cord and the rest of the body.