Monday, October 18, 2021

Tag: Injury Prevention

Zoledronic acid provides protection against bone loss after acute spinal cord injury

An annual infusion of zoledronic acid can help attenuate bone loss in adults with acute spinal cord injury, according to a study published in...

5 Spasticity Triggers to Avoid

Learning what they are—and lowering your exposure to them—can make your life easier. If you or a loved one have suffered a stroke, a brain...

Helpful tools for cooking when you have a spinal cord injury

https://youtu.be/4nKUTlxH6gc This video shows two people with cervical spinal cord injuries preparing a complex meal using adaptive tools along with regular kitchen items that make...

Nurses’ role in both prevention and treatment of cervical and lumbar injuries

A spinal cord injury is devastating for a patient, their family and their caregivers. Every 44 minutes a person sustains a spinal cord injury...

Just Don’t Dive! Go in Feet First to Avoid Spinal Cord Injuries

Diving into a pool or lake during summer activities may land you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life; over 800 people...

Breaking Bad: Dozens Of Tourists Suffer Spinal Cord Injuries

Too many people are ignoring or simply not understanding the warning signs posted at many public beaches. Just hours after starting his Hawaii vacation, Todd...

Parents recall their son’s C-spine injury 14 years later

When the board hit the severely sloping sand, deSatnick was toss head first into the hard, wet sand. His neck hurt, he knew that much, but he was still able to function. He walked around for about a day and a half before his father noticed his was holding his arms away from his body. When asked what was wrong, Chad told his father his arms were tingling.

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

Billy Roussel is a risk taker. Always has been. So when he saw a platform high in a tree with a cable over the waters...

Don’t dive into a life-changing injury: Use common sense to stay safe in pools...

“My boyfriend picked me up and threw me in the pool. I floated to the surface face down and was drowning before he rolled...

Quadriplegic Mark Manion shares his story

Mark Manion is a quadriplegic with a compelling story. Forty years ago this week he became a quadriplegic when he and his cousin were hit by a drunk driver as they began a cycling trip across the country.