Spinal cord injuries are almost always life-altering. SCIs can be minor enough that you may only need the assistance of a walker or wheelchair, or they can be extreme, leaving you completely dependent on others for care – or they can be varying degrees in-between. No matter the extent of the injury, a long rehabilitation process is inevitable. To understand the process better, you must first Continue Reading
For years, the number one contributor of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. has been car accidents. But according to data recently released by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, most serious traumatic spinal cord injuries are now caused by falls. What’s more, researchers have discovered that the rates of injury—from temporary numbness to total paralysis—are rising significantly Continue Reading
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