Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injury Medical Expert Interviews

Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Basics

Interview with Lawrence Vogel, MD (11 Q&A videos)


Medical Director, Emeritus, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago


Lawrence Vogel is the Chief of Pediatrics and the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury program at the Chicago Shriners Hospitals for Children.


Dr. Vogel’s video interview contains detailed answers to questions about pediatric spinal cord injuries and how their effects change as a child grows older. Dr. Vogel offers his experiences with helping parents accept and support their children after SCI, what the difference is between a complete and an incomplete spinal cord injury, how puberty affects a child with paralysis, how children with SCI grow up to become parents themselves, and what types of special equipment and wheelchairs a child with a spinal cord injury needs to live with paralysis.


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Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago