Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Health Care

A Primary Care Provider’s Guide to Autonomic Dysfunction Following Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts the crucial “crosstalk” between the spinal autonomic nervous system and supraspinal control centers. Therefore, SCI may result not only in motor paralysis but also in potentially life-threatening impairments of...
Spinal Cord Injury Day

Covid-19 and Spinal Cord Injury: Staying well is the slogan of Spinal Cord Injury...

The Covid-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented time for all, with or without disability. Persons with spinal cord injury are more vulnerable than others, and were left to fear severe complications and poor disease...

When you can’t cough ― extra COVID-19 precautions for people with physical disabilities

Mayo Clinic - ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with conditions such as spinal cord injury, Lou Gehrig's disease and multiple sclerosis are at risk of developing severe respiratory problems related to COVID-19 because the muscles...

3-week wait for wheelchair repair shows system is ‘broken,’ says Toronto man

Problem is province-wide, advocacy organization says A Toronto man says he's been left stranded as he waits for repairs to devices on which he depends daily, including his electric wheelchair. Joshua Dvorkin, 44, is quadriplegic and...

Medical Surgical Nursing – Spinal Injury

https://youtu.be/gV2GDoZ3qyE Cathy Parkes RN, covers Medical Surgical Nursing - Spinal Injury. The Medical Surgical Nursing video tutorial series is intended to help RN and PN nursing students study for nursing school exams, including the ATI,...

MossRehab: Managing Autonomic Dysreflexia After Spinal Cord Injury

https://youtu.be/8OIY6JBAZ-s People with spinal cord injures at or above T6 may be at risk for a condition called autonomic dysreflexia that can result in a dangerous spike in blood pressure. In this installment of the Living...

What is a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury means that the spinal cord of a person is damaged and the person cannot do things that they otherwise would have been able to do such as walking (mobility) or...

United Spinal’s “Roll on Capitol Hill” to Advocate for Policies that Strengthen Health and...

Richard Bagby of Richmond, Virginia to Represent Disability Community NEW YORK, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, June 11-14 in Washington, D.C., will host Richard Bagby, former collegiate...

General Medical Concerns for People with Spinal Cord Injury

When a health concern comes up, how do you know what kind of health care provider to see? What can you expect from your primary care team? What testing should you receive as part...

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Face Many Serious Health Problems Besides Paralysis

MAYWOOD, IL –  Paralysis is just one of the many serious health problems faced by patients who suffer spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord patients also are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; life-threatening blood clots;...