Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Spasticity

Baclofen Pumps Are Safe, Effective, and Highly Satisfactory to Patients, 19-year Study Reports

Implanting an infusion pump that continuously delivers the muscle relaxant baclofen to the spinal canal is a safe and effective treatment for muscle stiffness in people with neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy (CP), and...

Urinary bacteria in spinal cord injury cases may tip balance toward UTIs

The fallout from spinal cord injury doesn’t end with loss of mobility: Patients can have a range of other issues resulting from this complex problem, including loss of bladder control that can lead to...

Patients with paralysis learn how to scuba dive at the Kennedy Krieger Institute

As her father guided her wheelchair down the ramp alongside the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s pool on Saturday, 12-year-old Tylena Fisher fiddled with the folds of the borrowed wet suit she was wearing, and took...

About Spinal Cord Injury

Anna Hopson's PowerPoint presentation and interactive online lesson about spinal cord injury. Anna covers everything related to spinal cord injuries in this 35 minute Microsoft Office Mix Presentation.

Spasticity and Spinal Cord Injury: 3 Common Triggers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6464XZNLgc Bladder, Bowel and Skin issues - If there is a sudden change in spasticity over a short period of time, it really makes you think about why the spasticity is getting worse. Go to https://scireproject.com/evidence/reh......

Spasticity : two potential therapeutic avenues

Following spinal cord injury, most patients experience an exaggeration of muscle tone called spasticity, which frequently leads to physical disability. A team at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université) has just identified...

Serotonin Causes Spasms in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Uncontrolled serotonin contributes to spasms in spinal cord injury patients, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark studied the enzyme L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC)...

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 that are very important. Here are a few of the secondary...

Spinal Cord Injuries Create Long Term Health Issues

Major accidents usually result in severe injuries sustained by one or more persons. Among these injuries, however, injuries to the spine is the worst to be suffered by those involved in the accident. Usually,...

News on the underlying mechanisms of spasticity

A recent paper in the journal Nature Medicine sheds some important new light on the underlying mechanisms of spasticity that often develops after a spinal cord injury. Involuntary contractions of muscles, or spasticity,...