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Information on Spinal Cord Injury Research, Treatments, Medicines and Quality of Life

The Best Wheelchair Vans for People Living with Spinal Cord Injuries

Published: October 5, 2020

Purchasing a vehicle, whether brand new or gently used, is something that most people will do within their lifetime. Usually this involves some research, browsing through vehicle listings online, and possibly even visiting a few dealerships and getting behind the wheel. But, for wheelchair users the process also involves a few additional steps that may seem daunting for new buyers. This includes decisions like a side-entry or rear-entry vehicle, an in-floor or folding ramp or lift, and determining whether they will be a driver or passenger of the vehicle. Additionally, wheelchair users have options for hand controls, transfer seats and various securement devices.

What happens in the spinal cord after injury?

Published: October 1, 2020

In this video, Dr Mike explains what happens to the spinal cord after injury.

A Primary Care Provider’s Guide to Autonomic Dysfunction Following Spinal Cord Injury

Published: September 15, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts the crucial “crosstalk” between the spinal autonomic nervous system and supraspinal control centers. Therefore, SCI may result not only in motor paralysis but also in potentially life-threatening impairments of many autonomic functions including, but not limited to, blood pressure regulation. Despite the detrimental consequences of autonomic dysregulation, management and recovery of autonomic functions after SCI is greatly underexplored. Although impaired autonomic function may impact several organ systems, this overview will focus primarily on disruptions of cardiovascular and thermoregulation and will offer suggestions for management of these secondary effects of SCI.

Pregnancy In Women With Spinal Cord Injuries: What To Know

Published: September 12, 2020

It is important to find a physician who understands your unique situation. Many women with SCI report this being the hardest part.

Planning to have children is an important decision that most women will make at some point in their lives. The decision is not always easy and it becomes increasingly difficult for a woman living with a disability. Fortunately, with increased awareness and support, all women can have the family they desire. Women living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) may have some unique challenges, but that does not mean that they cannot become pregnant and deliver naturally.

Fertility following spinal cord injury

Published: September 3, 2020

Information for health professionals

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurological condition that can impact on every aspect of the injured person’s life, including their reproductive health and fertility.

SCI causes significant disruption to male fertility and reproductive health. Although female fertility is generally not as affected, women with SCI may still face challenges during pregnancy related to self-care and daily functioning, as well as labour and delivery.

The Paralyzed World War II Veterans Who Invented Wheelchair Basketball

Published: September 2, 2020

In the late 1940s, paraplegics popularized the sport—and changed the game for the disability rights movement

On an unremarkable Wednesday evening in the spring of 1948, 15,561 spectators flocked to New York’s Madison Square Garden to watch two teams of World War II veterans play an exhibition basketball game.

How to Find Accessible Adventures

Published: August 17, 2020

Top 7 Accessible Adventure Travel Organizations

Despite COVID-19 getting in the way of everyone’s travel plans for the year, there is still plenty of time to daydream about your next adventure!

Clonus After Spinal Cord Injury: How to Minimize Involuntary Shaking

Published: July 16, 2020

After a spinal cord injury, you may experience involuntary, rhythmic shaking called clonus.

To help you better understand clonus after spinal cord injury, this article will go over its causes, symptoms, and management.

Home Exercises for Spinal Cord Injury

Published: July 9, 2020

Exercise is essential after a spinal cord injury.