The instant you become a wheelchair user, everybody likes to ask whether you're going to get into wheelchair sports. The thing is, not all of us are natural born athletes. Even though sports have been proven to help humans mentally move past a lot of difficult circumstances and challenges, not everyone is going to sign-up for quad rugby or wheelchair basketball.
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most devastating injuries that can be experienced. Often the result of negligence, they can leave the injury survivors struggling for years to physically and mentally recover.
It’s that time of year when everywhere you look, advertisements are promoting chocolates, hearts, romance, and roses. It’s all about Valentine’s Day. And, for people living with a spinal cord injury, the holiday can represent something you feel like you have lost: love, romance, and sexual intimacy.
Personal injury lawyers: It seems like they’re everywhere. You see their faces on buses or billboards along the highway. You read their advertisements in newspapers and magazines. And, their commercials are playing when you watch your favorite TV shows.
The transition from being an able-bodied person to having a spinal cord injury (SCI) and using a wheelchair every day can be one of the hardest things in the world to do. Many people struggle with the transition years after their injury. It can be incredibly difficult to suddenly be seen as a disabled person by the public after being independent throughout your life.
Personal injury compensation. Lost wages. Torts. All of these terms have meaning, but what do they mean to you?
Robotic exoskeletons are among the most exciting technological investments to become available in recent years to people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). For centuries, people with paralysis were resigned to using wheelchairs, but that is no longer the case thanks to these awe-inspiring walking devices. Yes, that’s right: Exoskeletons can help you to walk again.
Flying has become one of the greatest dangers to wheelchairs for spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors. The social media accounts of wheelchair users from around the world are often lit up speaking of one singular thing: wheelchair damage dealt by baggage handlers when flying. Many wheelchair users are choosing to not stay silent and will call out airlines on social media to demand compensation.
Football is one of America’s favorite pastimes. It is ingrained in society and impacts adults and kids alike, with children as young as age 5 playing in the “pee-wee” leagues. As such, it’s important to recognize the risks the players place themselves in for their love of the sport.
As you may be becoming keenly aware, a spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most traumatic injuries someone can sustain. While this type of injury is difficult and life-changing for anyone to deal with, the feeling of helplessness that comes with being the parent, spouse, or loved one of someone with an SCI can place an unmeasurable amount of stress on your shoulders.
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