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Spinal Cord Injury Journal

Updates and Advancements On Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries

Staying Active After an SCI: The 10 Best Sports to Play

[fa icon="calendar'] January 16, 2018 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Sports

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If you are someone who was physically active before sustaining a spinal cord injury (SCI), or if you’re an SCI survivor who just wants to try something new, we have good news: There are a number of physical activities and exercises that you can still do with a spinal cord injury.

2 Tips for Calculating Your Spinal Cord Injury Settlement Value

[fa icon="calendar'] January 05, 2018 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

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While the leading causes of spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the United States are auto accidents, these injuries can result from a number of other causes, including medical complications or malpractice, someone else’s malicious actions, defective products, falling objects, or a variety of other accident situations. If someone else is responsible for the accident that caused your spinal cord injury, then you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit.

5 Examples of Universal Design for Wheelchair Users From Around the World

[fa icon="calendar'] January 04, 2018 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Accessibility

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An evolution toward universal design, also known as barrier-free design, has been changing the lives of spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors and other wheelchair users for the better since the 1950s. This style of architecture incorporates universal design principles that blend wheelchair accessibility with simple clean lines, resulting in an end product that appears like it was naturally accessible, no fuss needed.

Finding the Perfect Fit Among Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Facilities

[fa icon="calendar'] December 29, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries

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Coping with a spinal cord injury (SCI) is something that takes time, patience, and requires a learning curve. The recovery and rehabilitative process can be long and challenging for any SCI survivor; healing, adapting, and learning to rebuild a sense of self take time and effort. Spinal cord rehabilitation centers often can play an important role in in spinal cord injury treatment by providing further assistance to those who are working on their recovery.

Starting a Nonprofit After an SCI: What You Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] December 28, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injuries

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After you have a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may feel compelled to start your own nonprofit organization. Forming one is a great way to raise money for spinal cord injury research and a myriad of other SCI-related issues. If you can help to enhance the community of which you are now a part, why not?

The Importance of Stretching for Wheelchair Users

[fa icon="calendar'] December 27, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injuries

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Movement is what the human body was made for. After a spinal cord injury (SCI), however, movement comes at a premium. When the body suddenly stops moving, the joints and muscles become dangerously stiff, even leading to contractures. But this also can be prevented with proper, regular stretching, which is important to your spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

The Spinal Cord Injury Anatomy: Simplified

[fa icon="calendar'] December 23, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries

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Virtually any spinal cord injury (SCI) is considered a traumatic injury due to the importance of the spinal cord in everyday functions. Your ability to do many basic functions — walking, breathing, using your hands, and controlling your bowel and bladder functions — can potentially be impacted by an injury to the spinal cord.

Can You Receive Compensation for an SCI After a Car Accident?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 22, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Car Accidents

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It’s the situation no one ever wants to think could happen to them: You’re sitting in your car at a red light and the light turns green. You begin to drive into the intersection when, suddenly, you’re struck from the side by a red-light-running driver. The next thing you remember, you’re waking up in the hospital and are being informed that you were in a car accident and sustained a serious, traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). A doctor tells you that the paralysis you’re feeling may be temporary as a result of spinal shock, or it may be permanent — it’s too soon to tell.

Kelsey Peterson and the Importance of Comfort with Paralysis

[fa icon="calendar'] December 21, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries

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If you've been a long time subscriber to our journal, you will likely remember "The Cure Map." The Cure Map is a documentary by Kelsey Peterson and Madeline Brown that aims to inspire and motivate people to support curing paralysis. Kelsey became a quadriplegic in 2012, bringing her own personal story and perspective as a spinal cord injury (SCI) survivor to share with others.

Holiday Date Ideas for Wheelchair Users

[fa icon="calendar'] December 20, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injuries

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The holidays are hands down one of the most romantic times of the year. If you have someone in your life, it can be even more special because you can share all of the magic with each other.

As a wheelchair-user, the holidays can be a really nice breath of fresh air. All of the different activities make life a bit more interesting, which is especially nice if you're dealing with a new spinal cord injury (SCI) and are learning how to stay positive during the holidays.

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