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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, adapting to life with a Disability — often in a...

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 cord injury or an unstable spinal column, until a thorough...

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 in or around the spinal cord. In either case, the...

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 higher risk of sustaining a spinal cord injury. These include: Men....

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 cord runs approximately 15 to 17 inches from the base...

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 the spinal cord produce more paralysis. For example, a spinal...

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 who survive the first 24 hours are still alive 10...

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 indicating the severity of injury, i.e. "complete" or "incomplete". They...

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. A rigid (non-elastic) binder is used to help empty the...

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 extending down from the Brain stem to the lower back....