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Answers to frequently asked Questions about Spinal Cord Injury

What About Help With Rehabilitation, Training Or Education?

If you are likely to benefit from rehabilitation, you are referred to a state rehabilitation agency or private organization for rehabilitation services. Social Security...

Can people with SCI have sex, children?

SCI frequently affects sexual functioning. However, there are many therapies that allow people with SCI to have an active and satisfying sex life. Fertility...

Why can’t the nerves above the injury reconnect w/ nerves below the injury? Why...

Axons that have been disconnected form the injury site must grow all the way back to their original cells to reconnect with them. Axons...

What happens below the injury? DO the nerve cells stay alive, do they die...

The axons that have been disconnected from their cell bodies will die. This takes place over a period of days or even weeks. However,...

Is the only difference between acute and chronic the scar? What else happens to...

fine the "acute" phase of spinal cord injury as the period during which damage may be continuing. "Subacute" is when the spinal cord is beginning...

When the cord is injured, it is the pressure on the cord that causes...

The spinal cord is seldom cut by injury unless the injury is due to a bullet or knife. In most cases, the spinal...

What is NIL-A?

NIL-A is a neuroimmunophilin that was developed by Guilford and Amgen for Parkinson's disease . A second generation product, NIL-A succeeds an earlier immunophilin...

How does the spinal cord work?

Neurons (nerve cells) in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve send axons (nerve fibers) up and down the spinal cord in spinal...

What is rT3 and its role in spinal cord injury?

The term rT3 refers to a form of tri-iodo-thyronine, one of the active iodinated thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones are made by the thyroid gland....

Average yearly expenses?

Average Yearly Expenses Severity of Injury First Year Each Subsequent Year High Quad(C1-C4) $572,178 $102,491 Low Quad(C5-C8) $369,488 $41,983 Paraplegia $209,074 $21,274 Incomplete any Level $168,627 $11,817 These figures do not include any indirect costs such as losses in...