A comprehensive guide to neurological recovery by a doctor and spinal cord–injury survivor
On Memorial Day in 2009, Dr. Bradford Berk injured his spinal cord in a cycling accident and was left permanently paralyzed. But his recovery progressed far beyond doctors’ expectations, and it continues to this day. Now, as founder and director of the University of Rochester Neurorestoration Institute, Dr. Berk is on a mission to help others with acute neurological injuries (ANI)— namely spinal cord injury, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.
ANI can affect the whole body—from brain to heart to bladder. In Getting Your Brain and Body Back, Dr. Berk covers each system, offering up-to-date guidance on recovery, treatment, and daily living. Survivors and families will learn how to prevent common problems, find (and pay for) life-changing rehab, ward off depression, return to work, and much more. By sharing candid advice from his own experience, plus insights from the brightest minds in the field, Dr. Berk helps others get back to life.