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Mobility Assistance Dogs for Those Using a Wheelchair

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2017 1:14:33 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Injury Support, Recovery and Care

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After a spinal cord injury, patients often wind up having to reassess many aspects of their lives. Tasks that once seemed simple may become infinitely more challenging as a result of your condition, and new approaches need to be considered to help you readjust to life after the accident. Modern technology has been one of the most instrumental in helping individuals overcome paralysis to live more ordinary lives, from the innovative use of virtual reality to a robotic exoskeleton.

5 Inspirational Documentaries: Life After SCI

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2017 1:13:24 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Injury Support, Survivor Stories, Recovery and Care

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As much as friends and family may try to relate, the aftermath of a spinal cord injury is something that only those who are living through can truly understand. Yet, following the emergence of such a severe medical condition, you may find yourself craving some way of seeing your struggle reflected back to you. There’s a real sense of community among those who have grappled with spinal cord injuries, and thankfully, many patients who are currently facing the very same questions that you are now have opened their hearts and fired up their computers to document their journeys.

How Many People Are Living With A Spinal Cord Injury?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2017 2:50:30 PM / by Robert Yaniz Jr. posted in Treatment, Recovery and Care, SCI

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Whenever anyone suffers from a spinal cord injury, the tremendous impact it makes on your life and those of your loved ones often results in a period of shock and readjustment to the aftermath of your injury. Truly, life after such an incident may not come easy, and it’s common for patients to feel as if they’re all alone in the world, regardless of how large his or her support system may be. Yet, despite the immediate alienation that accompanies a spinal cord injury, the fact remains that this particular form of nerve damage is far more common than most people realize.

How a Sleeve and a Computer Chip Led to a Spinal Cord Injury Breakthrough

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2017 2:25:24 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Survivor Stories, Technology, Research

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A chip implanted into the brain of a spinal cord injury survivor now enables him to play Guitar Hero. The future is now when it comes to spinal cord injury research. With new breakthroughs every year, it’s possible we may see a cure for spinal cord injuries in the next few decades.

For Ian Burkhart, an implanted chip has proven life-changing. The same might one day be the case for many more SCI survivors.

Proof that Paralysis in Children is Not a Story Ending Scenario

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2017 1:12:03 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Injury Support, Survivor Stories, Recovery and Care

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For patients suffering from paralysis, hope may often seem dim, but for children facing some form of paralysis, the physical and emotional toll of the condition can weigh even heavier. No matter the cause of the resulting trauma, paralysis in children requires special attention and care to keep these young patients firmly on the road toward recovery.

Medical Malpractice Case: How Witness Testimony Is Used

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2017 11:39:09 AM / by Robert Yaniz Jr. posted in Medical Malpractice

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Whenever you suspect you may have a legitimate case of medical malpractice on your hands, the first thing anyone who has suffered a recent spinal cord injury must do is obtain the requisite legal assistance. Indeed, a spinal cord injury lawyer can often serve as a major contributing factor in a patient’s chances of recovery.

Selecting a Lawyer For Your Spinal Cord Injury Case

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

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When dealing with a spinal cord injury, it’s natural to be looking for help any way that you can get it. However, the decision of which spinal cord injury lawyer will assist you is not one to be taken lightly. Sure, there are a lot of inspiring stories by spinal cord injury survivors that can serve as a beacon toward a brighter tomorrow, but you truly do need an experienced legal professional to play an active role in your recovery. Such an individual may often be a major contributing factor in your chances of recovering from such a devastating injury.

The Role of Your Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2017 4:19:35 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in SCI, Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

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When a spinal cord injury strikes, life after such a traumatic incident may never be the same for you or your loved ones. However, even in the face of such a remarkable challenge, hope persists, and it’s essential to remain informed regarding the options you have at your disposal to reclaim your life.

I Think I Am A Victim of Medical Malpractice: Where Do I begin?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2017 1:32:53 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in SCI Law, Medical Malpractice

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A spinal cord injury is a disastrous turn of events no matter how it happens, but those that result from medical malpractice are particularly painful. It’s alarming enough when an accident of some kind causes you or someone you love to deal with the debilitating reality of a spinal cord injury. However, when a medical professional you trust to provide quality care actually winds up doing serious harm, it feels like a betrayal of the worst kind.

Brain Injury Recovery and Care

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2017 2:14:10 PM / by Robert Yaniz Jr. posted in Brain Injury, Recovery and Care

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Given that it is the most complex organ in the body and the epicenter of the central nervous system, any direct injury to the brain can have serious long-term effects. Truly, a traumatic brain injury -- that is, one that “occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction” -- is among the most serious, dire injury that an individual can experience.

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