“It is … autonomic functions that we take for granted when we have them and that dominate our lives when we lose them.”
Kim Anderson, PhD: Spinal cord injury researcher (and a quadriplegic)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts communication… Continue reading
Falls are the third most common cause of spinal cord injury (SCI). Many happen on the job. In this case, the work site fall occurs in a remote wilderness location.
The employer has no emergency … Continue reading
Rapid technological advances and scientific discoveries are giving renewed hope to those with SCI. Cell transplants are being used to replace lost tissue. Robotic devices can control conscious thought. Many developments promise enabling solutions for SCI.
On… Continue reading
By Karen Koehler
It is humbling to watch the total devotion many parents demonstrate towards their children with SCI. A family of two wage earners may give up one paying job so that one parent can instead provide around the… Continue reading
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) used to be the leading cause of death for those with SCI. In the 1940s, UTI related death came as swiftly – within months of the injury. Once antibiotics were invented, people started living… Continue reading