Friday, April 23, 2021

Tag: Treatment Options

The Risk of Sleep Apnea for Quadriplegics

Not sleeping well? A new study shows more than 70 percent of people with quadriplegia also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For many years, the N-ABLE team has heard stories about friends with quadriplegia who...

A 3-D spinal cord atlas will improve treatment of difficult injuries

American football has a proud place in professional and collegiate sports, not to mention in hometown culture. Lately, the focus in football has been on concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease...

Makeshift Syrian rehab center offers hope to paralyzed

DOUMA, Syria, March 15 (Reuters) - Ziad, a paralyzed 14-year-old boy, often stays alone in his room as bombs fall on Douma, the main rebel-stronghold in eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the Syrian...

Using a Mini-Scaffold to Help Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Patients suffering from complete spinal cord injuries have little to no treatment options that provide meaningful improvement in patient outcomes. Cambridge, Mass.-based InVivo Therapeutics is trying to change that. Co-founded in 2005 by MIT professor...

Help shape the future of SCI treatment

The path to recovery from spinal cord injury (SCI) is full of challenges. If you’re interested in taking part in research to evaluate investigational therapies for SCI, you may be interested in a clinical research...

Hope For Spinal Cord Regeneration

Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severely disabling condition that can result in full or partial paralysis, as well as sensory and autonomic dysfunction. SCI has an estimated incidence of 12,000 new cases...

Hope: Two paralyzed Georgia teens take different paths on stem cell treatment

Stem cell therapy holds promise for people whose conditions leave them without much hope. But it also poses a dilemma: Stay and wait for U.S. stem cell experiments to pan out and receive government approval, or...

Managing Chronic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

https://youtu.be/QG4SKNZOJzE Chronic (or long-standing) pain is a common problem for people living with spinal cord injury, and it is often very difficult to treat. At this forum, two UW Rehabilitation Medicine clinicians discussed the different types...

Spine Injury Information Many Doctors Don’t Explain

Many doctors still don't adequately explain the anatomy of the spine, the reasons for a patient's pain and the anticipated treatment plan. Here we will discuss the intricacies of spinal injuries and how a...