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Monthly Archives: September 2004

Celebrity-Designed Ties

Silk ties sold exclusively in J.C. Penney department stores that are inspired by drawings contributed by celebrity friends of Christopher and Dana Reeve as well as by individuals who are living with spinal cord...

What are the leading causes of SCI?

Motor vehicle crashes rank 1st at 38.5% followed by acts of violence at 24.5%; falls at 21.8%; sports at 7.2% and all others at 7.9%. These figures are for all injuries reported to the...

What is paralysis?

Partial or complete loss of function, especially when involving the motion or sensation in a part of the body.

What is spasticity and neuropathic pain?

Spinal cord injury disconnects the brain from the spinal cord below the injury site. The spinal cord below the injury site does not die unless it has been damaged by loss of blood...

How long will recovery take?

Recovery takes a long time. Most recovery occur within 6 months but many people continue to recover function for a year or more. A recent poll of the CareCure Community suggests that 61% recovered function...

What is the prognosis?

The types of disability associated with SCI vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, the segment of the spinal cord at which the injury occurs, and which nerve fibers are damaged. Most...

Does recovery occur after spinal cord injury?

Many doctors tell patients and families that recovery does not occur after spinal cord injury. This is not true. Recovery is the rule, not the exception after spinal cord injury. • Segmental recovery. Most patients...

How is sexuality affected by spinal cord injury?

Sexual function, as in all other human bodily systems, is controlled by the central nervous system. Thus, any injury to the central nervous system will affect sexual function. The question is to what extent...

Will he or she recover?

Recovery is the rule and not the exception after spinal cord injury. The probability of recovery is high, especially after “incomplete” spinal cord injury. Clinical trial data indicate that if a person had even slight...

What does the spinal cord look like and what does it do?

The cord in humans may be likened to a coaxial cable, about one inch in diameter, and is a continuation of the brain. It looks like firm, white fat; nerves extend out from the...