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Tag: Autonomic Dysreflexia

SCI-U | Healthy living starts here

SCI-U is a series of 10 multimedia courses about learning to live with spinal cord injury. The courses have been designed to give you the information you need to live a healthy, active life. They were developed by people who live with SCI, in collaboration with researchers and clinicians.

What is Autonomic Dysreflexia?

Autonomic Dysreflexia Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a potentially life-threatening medical emergency that affects people with spinal cord injuries at the T6 level or higher. Although...

Nervous System Function and Autonomic Dysreflexia

The nervous system controls movement, sensation, thinking and behavioral activities. It consists of various elements which comprise the whole complex working process. It is...

Bladder Programs After a Spinal Cord Injury

Nerve damage to the bladder is a common side effects of having a spinal cord injury, other injury, surgical procedures, and several disease processes....

Secondary Conditions of Spinal Cord Injury

When living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), there are more challenges than just not being able to walk. There are other healthcare issues...

Ohio State Researchers Restore Immune Function In Spinal Injured Mice

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a new study, researchers at The Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical...

Paralympics: Spinal Cord Injuries Open Door to ‘Boosting’

Bryan Kirkland could always spot a booster. Sweaty arms, shaky legs and "chicken skin" were telltale signs of the dangerous practice, banned from the...

‘Not having the right bowel care is demeaning’

Reg Penn, who is paralysed from the chest down discusses his distress at the bowel care he recently received The patient I was 18 years old...

Ensuring a patient received appropriate bowel care following spinal cord injury

Bowel care routines after spinal cord injury must be established and tailored to patients’ individual needs. Policies and procedures need to be regularly reviewed This...

University of Louisville, Kentucky centers develop treatments, create hope for spinal cord injuries

A bullet remains lodged in Michelle Alexander's spinal cord nearly six years after her husband shot her four times — instantly paralyzing her —...