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Monthly Archives: April 2005

Complications

If you recently experienced a spinal cord injury, it might seem like every aspect of life just became a lot more complicated. After all,...

Screening and diagnosis

Paramedics and emergency workers are trained to treat people who have suffered a traumatic head or neck injury as if they have a spinal...

When to seek medical advice

Spinal cord injury isn't always obvious. Numbness or paralysis may result immediately after a spinal cord injury or gradually as bleeding or swelling occurs...

Risk factors of Spinal Cord Injury

Although a spinal cord injury is usually the result of an unexpected accident that can happen to anyone, some groups of people have a...

Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury

Together, your spinal cord and your brain make up your Central Nervous System, which controls most of the functions of your body. Your spinal...

Signs and symptoms of SCI

The signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury depend on two factors: The location of the injury. In general, injuries that are higher in...

Injuries by The Numbers

• Between 222,000 and 285,000 Americans are living with spinal cord injuries. • 11,000 new cases occur each year. • 85 percent of spinal cord patients...

Spinal Cord Injury Levels & Classification

When people are injured, they are often told that they have an injury at a given spinal cord level and are given a qualifier...

Spinal Cord Injury Glossary

Abdominal Binder - Wide elastic binder use to help prevent a drop in blood pressure or used for cosmetic purposes to hold in abdomen....

Spinal Cord Injury Functional Goals

The spinal column is separated into 5 specific Functional areas. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerve cells and fibers wrapped together...