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Monthly Archives: September 2005

RUSSIAN STEM-CELL THERAPY

We are a part of a global community in which the devastation of spinal cord injury (SCI) bows to no flag, and solutions will not be any country’s exclusive domain. Integrating the diverse pieces...

National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2005

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America Across America, individuals with disabilities are making important contributions in the workplace. This month, we celebrate their accomplishments and reaffirm our commitment to ensuring...

RECOVERING FROM MOUNTAIN BIKE ACCIDENT

Last fall we brought you the story of Neil Maberry. Maberry suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury after a mountain bike accident this past August. Reporter Brian Latham talked with Neil Mayberry about his...

Threats to Ventilator Users

State governments in the US are currently under intense pressure to limit or reduce Medicaid expenditures. Unless we make our voices heard, there may be serious consequences for Ventilator users -- new restrictions that...

Autonomic Dysreflexia

The Autonomic Nervous System often becomes hyperactive in people with spinal cord injury. Autonomic Dysreflexia manifests in large increases in blood pressure (hypertension) with systolic pressures exceeding 200 mm Hg, slow (Bradycardia) or fast...

What is meant by the terms “complete” and “incomplete” injuries?

Complete injuries result in total loss of sensation and function below the injury level. Incomplete injuries result in partial loss. "Complete" does not necessarily mean the cord has been severed. Each of the above...

What is autonomic dysreflexia?

The Autonomic Nervous System often becomes hyperactive in people with spinal cord injury. Autonomic Dysreflexia manifests in large increases in blood pressure (hypertension) with systolic pressures exceeding 200 mm Hg, slow (Bradycardia) or fast...

How does spinal cord injury affect the skin?

Spinal cord injury reduces or eliminates skin sensation in dermatomes below the injury site. Because people cannot feel or move, they may sit or lie for long times on certain parts of their body....

Phantom pain after spinal cord injury is result of hypersensitive neurons in thalamic region...

Yale researchers report the first evidence that phantom pain following spinal cord injury is the result of hypersensitive neurons in the thalamic region of the brain that can be suppressed with specially designed molecular...

What happens to the bladder, bowel, and sexual function?

The spinal cord also carries “autonomic” signals that control blood pressure, blood flow, breathing, sweating, bowel, bladder, sexual, and other autonomic functions. • Bladder Paralysis and Spasticity. Spinal cord injury paralyzes the bladder. The bladder...