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11 Tips for Avoiding Burnout as a Caregiver

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2017 1:12:46 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Injury Support, Caregivers

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Being a caregiver for a loved one is something we do with no reservations and a full heart. If you are in this boat, you are one of 65 million people who have taken on the role of caregiver for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled loved one. 87% of these caregivers are not getting the proper amount sleep that a human being should.

CDC Reports Zika May Cause Paralysis

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2017 2:47:28 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Research, Paralysis, Science

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Awareness of the Zika virus has spread worldwide. People know it for it’s harmful effects on babies when the virus happens to infect a pregnant women. Yet, researchers have found more evidence that it can also lead to a syndrome which causes temporary and sometimes permanent paralysis.

Virtual Reality Helping Paraplegics Learn to Walk Again

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2017 12:37:21 PM / by Robert Yaniz Jr. posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Technology, Research

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More and more, patients suffering from spinal cord injuries have a growing list of treatment options available to them. As might be expected, most of them involve intense and rigorous efforts to reclaim some semblance of the life and mobility that was taken during that fateful incident.

Robotic Exoskeleton Turns Paralyzed Man into a 'Real Life Iron Man'

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2017 12:35:30 PM / by Robert Yaniz Jr. posted in Technology, Rehabilitation, Research, Science

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When a spinal cord injury occurs, it can often mean an entirely new way of life for the patient suffering from such a debilitating condition as well as those loved ones in his or her life. Time and again, we’ve heard stories of people struggling to recover both physically and financially after such an incident. After all, the nerve damage left in the wake of a severe spinal cord injury can often lead to any one of many forms of paralysis and devastating loss of function.

Paralyzed Monkeys Walk Again Thanks To An Artificial Spinal Cord

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 30, 2016 6:42:26 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Research, Paralysis, Treatment

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We are starting to hear more and more stories about breakthrough technology geared toward reversing paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries. The test results coming back from these experimental trials have given scientists and doctors hope that we will be able to see patients with these injuries on their feet again one day.

50 Cases of a Polo-Like Virus Reported to Be Paralyzing Children

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2016 11:58:05 AM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in News, Research, Paralysis

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This year at least 50 people have been affected by a severe illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which doctors are saying closely resembles polio. The majority of those affected have been children who all initially came down with a fever and respiratory illness. After 5-7 days, they developed pain in some or all of their limbs and eventually weakness, resulting in immobility.

How Truck Driver Logs are Used in Accident Cases

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2016 1:49:59 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Injury Law, Accidents

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If you have been harmed in an accident involving a truck, when it comes to determining who is responsible, you will need to provide an appropriate amount of relevant evidence. Truck drivers working for commercial companies are required to keep a log for every trip they make, which can be extremely helpful for your case.

New Stem Cell Therapy Study Shows Promise for Paralysis Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2016 1:40:29 PM / by Zawn Villines posted in Research, Paralysis, Science

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An experimental Asterias Biotherapeutics stem cell study improved mobility in paralyzed spinal cord injury patients. The study data is preliminary, and the full study has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal. Researchers presented their results at the International Spinal Cord Society meeting in Vienna, Austria.

Backbone Basics: What is the Spinal Column?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2016 12:17:32 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Spinal Column

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The spinal column is made up of 33 bones stacked on top of one another called the vertebrae. It provides the base support for your entire body and allows you to stand, bend, and twist without causing harm to the spinal cord.

The Future of SCI Research

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2016 1:11:37 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Research, Science

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The number of people in America that are currently suffering from a spinal cord injury (SCI) is up to a shocking quarter of a million. Every year, seventeen thousand more people are added to this list. When an accident that brings this type of condition about occurs, a human’s life is changed forever.

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