Category: Spinal Cord Injury

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A spinal cord injury (SCI) can be devastating to a personal injury victim and his or her family. Unlike a fractured bone or muscle strain, which may heal over time, a spinal cord injury can leave the victim with lifelong paralysis or other impairments that require constant care and assistance. The general public’s lack…

The spinal cord is connected to your brain, running down the middle of your back to the base of your spine. It is about the diameter of a finger, and it is protected by your column of vertebrae. There is a clear fluid called Cerebral Spinal Fluid which provides a…

Employers have an obligation to provide a safe working environment for employees. When they fail do to so, it often results in catastrophic injuries. Some of these, such as spinal cord injuries, can place a serious physical, emotional, and financial burden on you and your family. The most common work environment…

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating to you and your family. Often, these injuries require a major adjustment to your lifestyle, and in the most serious cases, they may require long term daily care. The physical, emotional, and financial stress can be crippling to you and your loved ones. If you…

For many Indiana residents, summertime is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. With an abundance of warm, sunny weather, there are many outdoor activities to enjoy. However, it is important to remember to participate in your summer leisure activities safely. Every year, local hospitals see an increase in…

What is Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)? SCI is damage to the spinal cord that causes loss of mobility or feeling. Common causes include trauma (slip and falls, car accidents, sports accidents) or disease (polio, spina bifida, etc.) The spinal cord does not have to be severed to cause a loss of function….

Christopher Reeve is one of the most recognizable faces and names associated with spinal cord injury. His life and legacy are a testament to how much someone can overcome and accomplish, when in spite of their handicap, they put their mind to it. There are countless other stories of the triumph…

Spasticity (muscle spasms) occurs after a spinal cord injury. The cause of spasticity is that nerve cells below the level of the injury become disconnected from the brain. This results in changes to the nerves that control muscle activity. Spasticity is an exaggeration of normal reflexes that can occur any time…

Aside from the initial pain, loss of sensation, and limited functionality caused by a spinal cord injury, several side effects can be caused by spinal cord injuries. Long-term medical issues can range in severity and be disruptive to your life, and the lives of your family and friends. Spinal cord injuries…

Your spinal cord is a delicate, double layered tube that extends from your first lumbar vertebra to the base of your brain. Your spinal cord has three layers, an outer layer consisting of nerve fibers that control your body’s reaction to sensory stimuli like heat, pressure, and pain. The outer…