Recent Posts in Spinal Cord Injuries Category

  • 3 Things To Know About Whiplash Injuries

    Whiplash is a neck injury sustained when the head whips forward and then suddenly backward. They are most often caused by motor vehicle accidents, especially when the car is hit from behind. It is known as a soft-tissue injury to the neck, but can also affect the nerves, muscles, bones, ligaments, and discs. But what do you need to know about whiplash if such an injury were sustained? (1) You may ...
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  • Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Accidents

    A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal, which often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the area of the injury. It is estimated that between 12,000 and 20,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries in the United States every year. Over two-thirds of those spinal cord injuries are caused by ...
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    According to the US National Library of Medicine, paralysis is the loss of muscle function in parts or all of the body. This is because your body is incapable of maintaining messages between your brain and the affected muscles. This usually occurs after an accident (typically accidents that result in spinal injuries), or stroke, or disease. Paraplegia is the loss of muscle function in the lower ...
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  • Concussion Rates in High School Athletes Have Doubled

    According to a new study recently published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, the rate of concussions in U.S. high school athletes more than doubled between 2005 and 2012. Dr. Joseph Rosenthal, an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Ohio State University, gathered a team to study concussions and injury in high school sports. Rosenthal has a positive ...
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  • Spinal Cord Injuries

    An injury to the spinal cord can have a devastating and permanent impact on a person’s life, changing it forever. It can happen in a split second. The spinal cord contains the nerves that send messages between your brain and your body. When it is injured, that communication process is drastically compromised, and often results in loss of movement below the injury site. No one can predict when an ...
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  • Living With A Spinal Cord Injury

    More than 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury every year in the United States, with many experiencing severe chronic pain, paralysis and death. The spinal cord is the major group of nerves carrying impulses to and from the brain to the rest of the body. Rings of bone, called vertebrae, surround the spinal cord. These bones constitute the spinal column or backbones. Spinal cord injuries ...
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