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Spinal Cord Injury

9 Surprising Statistics About Spinal Cord Injuries

April 1, 2016 By: Richard T. Truitt
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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… Read More

Spinal Cord Anatomy Overview

November 8, 2010 By: Richard T. Truitt

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… Read More

Spinal Cord Injury Caused by Job Site Negligence

August 17, 2010 By: Richard T. Truitt

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… Read More

What to Do after a Spinal Cord Injury

August 16, 2010 By: Richard T. Truitt

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… Read More

Summertime Accidents and Spinal Cord Injuries

July 1, 2010 By: Richard T. Truitt

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… Read More

Questions of New Spinal Cord Injury Victims

June 2, 2010 By: Richard T. Truitt

What is Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)? SCI is damage to the spinal cord that causes loss of mobility or feeling. Common causes include trauma (falls, car accidents, sports accidents) or disease (polio, spina bifida, etc.) The spinal cord does not… Read More

Life after Spinal Cord Injuries

April 3, 2010 By: Richard T. Truitt

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… Read More

Spasticity as a Result of Spinal Cord Injury

March 15, 2010 By: Richard T. Truitt

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… Read More

Side Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries

January 25, 2010 By: Richard T. Truitt

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,… Read More

Traumatic Accidents and Spinal Cord Injury

November 18, 2009 By: Richard T. Truitt

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… Read More

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