From Alex’s website:
In October 2011, my life changed dramatically. As a law student at Columbia University in New York, I was starting my second year and finalizing job offers. Then, during a celebratory road trip to Vermont, a driving… Continue reading
Thanks to modern medicine and societal advancements, in general, people with SCI can attain a normal life expectancy.
This panel from the NW Regional Spinal Cord Injury System at the U of W, discusses… Continue reading
Doctors at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, performed the first-ever FDA approved Schwann cell transplantation in a patient with a new SCI. Schwann cells wraps around the… Continue reading
Here is the introductory text from the NW regionarl SCI system website:
When a person sustains a spinal cord injury, the impact is felt by the whole family, especially the spouse or partner. How does the partner feel, cope… Continue reading
Shoulder pain affects 30 to 60% of the SCI population. This may be largely due to overuse of the arms when propelling a wheelchair or performing transfers over time.
Common injuries and conditions include:
- rotator cuff tears
- impingement (pinching… Continue reading
One of the side effects of an SCI is Autonomic Dysreflexia. AD is an over-activity of the autonomic nervous system.
The reflex resuts in spasms and a narrowing of the blood vessels. This causes a rise in blood… Continue reading
Diet can play a role in managing a neurogenic bladder and bowel.
Neurogenic bowel: Regular meals should be spaced throughout the day. Adequate fluid intake is 40 ml per kg body weight plus 500 ml, or at least… Continue reading