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Daily Archives: May 2, 2005

Autonomic Dysreflexia

Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD), also known as Hyperreflexia, is a potentially dangerous complication of spinal cord injury (SCI). In AD, an individual's blood pressure may rise to dangerous levels and if not treated can lead...

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment and Cure Research

When someone sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI), one of the most difficult issues to deal with is that there is no "cure" at the present time. One would think that, with the "explosion...

About Pressure Sores

A Pressure Sore (or bed sore) is an injury to the skin and tissue under it. Sitting or lying in the same position will begin to cut off the flow of blood to that...

Prevention

A sixteen year old was the front seat passenger with her young, inexperienced boyfriend John at the wheel. They were on their way home from a friend's party where John had had a few...

Range Of Motion

The body, under normal circumstances, is constantly moving. This movement, often times an unconscious act, will keep the joints loose and prevents pressure sores from occurring by evenly distributing the bodies weight. Individuals that...

About Skin Care

The Technical Part of Skin The skin on our bodies is made up of two layers. The top layer is called the epidermis and the under layer is called the dermis. The epidermis is also...

Self-Employment for Persons with a Disability

In most of the world, the ultimate determination of self-control is employment. This is the basis for almost all micro-lending activity worldwide. Self-employment carries with it connotations that have traditionally precluded people with a...

SCI Rehabilitation

It is very important to be confident about the quality of care you or a loved one will receive when entering a Rehabilitation program. Very few people have prior experience with rehabilitation or the...

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness – Understanding the Importance of Language and Images

Every day more than 30 people become paralyzed from spinal cord injury (SCI) or disease. SCI generally results in one of two types of paralysis: Paraplegia - paralysis affecting the legs and lower part of...

Common Questions about Spinal Cord Injury

1. What is Spinal Cord Injury? Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling. Frequent causes of damage are trauma (car...