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How Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Centers Influence Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2017 9:28:00 AM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Rehabilitation, Recovery and Care

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Early intervention and continued medical and therapeutic treatments are critical in aiding recovery after a spinal cord injury (SCI). The good news is that SCI hospitals and rehabilitation centers are available in more than 40 states around the United States (including Hawaii).

6 Tips to Combat Pressure Sores After a Spinal Injury

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 8:14:00 AM / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Recovery and Care, Health, Pressure Sores

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Out of everybody on the planet, people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) are among the highest risk populations susceptible to pressure ulcers, or what are more commonly known as pressure sores. It's a sad but true fact. However, there are prevention tips and methods that can save you from the hell of suffering with pressure sores after a spinal injury. You don't have to accept them as a way of life just because you're sitting all day.

Osteoporosis​ ​and​ ​Bone​ ​Density​ ​After​ ​a Spinal​ ​Cord​ ​Injury

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 10:32:00 AM / by Mason Ellis posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Injury Support

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Osteoporosis and bone health is a common concern for able-bodied individuals. Osteoporosis becomes a major concern after a spinal cord injury (SCI).

SCI Research Spending: Why is Paralysis Being Shortchanged?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2017 8:23:47 AM / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Research, SCI

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I believe there is an inherent bias against spinal cord injury research. It seems like most of the general public (and some scientists), in their heart of hearts, don’t think it’s possible. Or, they love the idea of it, but deep down they don’t think a cure will happen. Paralysis is permanent, don’t ya know? They’d love to see a cure/treatment come to pass, but they just think it’s out of the running.

People I Look Up to in the SCI Community

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2017 8:18:27 AM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Survivor Stories, SCI

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There are so many strong individuals I've encountered who are paralyzed. Being paralyzed definitely brings out the strength within you. There are certain people, however, that have have stood out from the rest. These are individuals whom I've met in-person, through my job as a writer or through various sites online that make you go, “Ok, I heart you. Wow!

Understanding Their Sacrifice: How TBI Affects U.S. Veterans

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2017 11:52:27 AM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Veterans

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As you go about the grind of your daily life, it’s easy to not think about the sacrifices that have been made — and continue to be made — by those wearing U.S. military uniforms overseas. With Veterans Day being celebrated on November 11, it is important to take a moment to honor their sacrifices and understand the lasting consequences that they live with each day as a result of living through war.

Adjusting to Life After a Spinal Cord Injury or Traumatic Brain Injury

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2017 3:54:59 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Injury, Rehabilitation

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After suffering a spinal cord injury (SCI) or a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it may be difficult to figure out how to move forward with your life and focus on what you can do instead of any limitations. There is so much information you need to know that it may seem somewhat overwhelming at times.

Don't Miss Out on the Swope, Rodante P.A. Scholarship Opportunity!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Scholarship for Philanthropic Efforts

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Twice a year, every year, the personal injury lawyers at Swope, Rodante P.A. reward students who go out of their way to help others in the community with a $2,500 scholarship. Swope, Rodante P.A. strives to encourage students to continue their education and continue giving back to the community upon completion.

What ‘Grade’ is My Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2017 8:44:05 AM / by Spinal Cord Team

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After suffering a spinal cord injury (SCI), it can be confusing, frustrating and overwhelming to realize how much you don’t necessarily know about your injury. What you do know is that your spinal cord — delicate bundles of nerves that serve as the brain’s communication channel to the rest of your nervous system — is hurt, and you need to know what that means for your future and how you can begin your road to recovery.

Quadriplegic Driving: Hand Controls 101

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2017 10:27:00 AM / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, driving

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One of the coolest things that is still possible after a spinal cord injury (SCI) is being able to drive a car. With hand controls, the open roads are still accessible to us. But don't worry, the controls aren't as difficult to use as you might think. With a little bit of patience and arm movement, you, too, can learn how to drive using hand controls. Read up on the basics below, so you can be prepared to drive yourself (and soon).

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