Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tag: Medical Conditions

Colostomies: A Radical Approach to Bowel Mangement

It freaks many people out, but to some spinal cord injury survivors, a colostomy is a perfectly reasonable way to manage those cranky bowels....

Fatigue

We’re hearing more and more about fatigue these days. Who cares? Isn’t fatigue just part of getting older? Well, the truth is, new data...

Spirituality

Because spinal cord injury can be a life changing event, your whole way of life - including your spirituality -- is challenged. You may...

Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

The most common causes of spinal cord injury are car and other motor vehicle collisions (54.7%), falls (17.7%), and other medical conditions and...

Developing Nervous System Sculpted By Opposing Chemical Messengers

La Jolla, Calif. -- A newborn baby moves, breathes and cries in part because a network of nerves called Motor neurons carry signals from...

The Scientific Method: The Importance of Basic Science in Spinal Cord Injury Research

The ultimate dream for many people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) - or for those who care about someone with SCI - is...

FAQ’s About Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts...

Veterans Groups Express Need for Mandatory Funding of VA Health Care

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- As veterans across the country continue to face health care rationing and longer waiting times due to inadequate...

When spinal cord injury affects the bowel

Neurogenic bowel is a frequent problem for patients with spinal cord injury. With planning and care, however, you can help them regain control over...

New Findings in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

Pressure ulcers are a common, debilitating, and costly complication of SCI, often requiring long periods of immobility, hospitalization, and/or surgery. Patients with SCI are...