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Tag: brain injury

Think first to help prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries

Published: July 3, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

ThinkFirst logoBilly Roussel is a risk taker. Always has been.

So when he saw a platform high in a tree with a cable over the waters of Lake Bistineau while fishing with 12-year-old son Seth, he didn’t hesitate to shimmy up to it and jump.

“My last words to my son were ‘Here goes nothing.’ When I made the swing, I couldn’t hold on to the cable. I ended up hitting the ground, bouncing off a cypress knee into the water. I knew I had done something. I couldn’t lift my head, I couldn’t move my arms or legs.”

Do spinal cord injuries cause subsequent brain damage?

Published: November 14, 2014

University Of Maryland School Of MedicineUniversity Of Maryland School Of Medicine researchers find that spinal cord injuries can cause brain degeneration

Baltimore, Md., November 14, 2014–Most research on spinal cord injuries has focused on effects due to spinal cord damage and scientists have neglected the effects on brain function. University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers have found for the first time that spinal cord injuries (SCI) can cause widespread and sustained brain inflammation that leads to progressive loss of nerve cells, with associated cognitive problems and depression.