Find out about spinal cord injury and its effects
We are the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop effective treatments for paralysis.
Spinal cord injury is devastating to the person, and their family and friends. More than 50,000 people in the UK and Ireland are living with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Our vision is a world where it is no longer a life sentence, we believe that one day we will live in a world where it is possible to prevent and reverse paralysis, restoring meaningful function lost through spinal cord injury.
Please Note: The way in which Spinal Research operates will be affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) disease. Please read our updates on the situation here.
We are guided in our research strategy by four pillars
Understand and innovate: The better we understand the pathobiology of spinal cord injury the more we will discover and can innovate to create advanced, effective treatments
Communicate and influence: Communicating our mission through our strategy, philosophy and ideals we seek to influence others to join in global efforts to change the future of spinal cord injury
Build capacity and capability: By increasing capacity in basic and clinical research, supporting networking and encouraging collaboration we can build the capability to accelerate the delivery of better treatments to patients
Translate and restore: Translating promising innovation generated in pre-clinical research to treatments that restore function and quality of life