Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tag: Spinal Cord Injury

BOOK: I’m Not Broken

Twenty-something Samantha McCormick wakes up in the hospital to learn she has a spinal cord injury from a car accident, and she’s paralyzed from the waist down. It doesn’t take her long to begin...

Do acute SCI patients see better outcomes if undergoing surgery within 1st 4 hours?

Researches in Germany studied whether time of surgery impacted neurological outcomes for patients with acute spinal cord injury, according to Journal of Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. Specifically, they analyzed 51 spinal cord injury patients,...

How is Spirituality Linked to Quality of Life in People with Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage anywhere along the spinal cord, often due to an accident or other trauma. SCI typically causes a loss of movement and feeling below the damaged part of...

A Guide To Spinal Cord Injury

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwbJE0JrMzk This video was done as part of a project for one of Sam’s classes in nursing school. The people interviewed are very near and dear to our hearts and we hope that once you...

Dr. Arthur Jenkins giving TED-style: spinal cord injury and proposed changes

https://youtu.be/jlgiOnhEMX0 Dr. Arthur L. Jenkins, III MD FACS giving a TED-style talk at the NY Symposium on Neurological Emergencies and Neurocritical Care. Dr. Jenkins discusses the scope and costs of the impact of spinal cord...

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......

John the Barber: beats odds to cut hair again, even from a wheelchair

Getting shot six times and becoming paralyzed from the chest-down didn’t stop John “So Icey John” Sharp from becoming one of the best barbers in town. “I got shot up being at the wrong place...

The Use of Cell Transplantation in Spinal Cord Injuries

Overview The spinal cord is often called as a delicate tissue, which is secured inside very hard vertebrae of spinal column. The spinal cord and brain is seen forming the central nervous system of our...
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5 Things to Know About Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury can be a life-altering event for the person who sustains it as well as for their loved ones. Given the potential for lifelong disability, it is vital that the facts...

Autonomic Dysreflexia is a life threatening condition

Autonomic Dysreflexia is a life threatening condition that can cause death. The most common causes of Autonomic Dysreflexia are bladder and bowel distension. Signs and Symptoms: Raised BP, bradycardia, pounding headache, flushing, sweating or blotching above...