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When Can a Spine Injury Lead to Paralysis?

Injuries that affect the spinal cord are some of the most serious forms of bodily harm that a person can experience. Spine injuries can occur in car accidents; slip, trip, and fall accidents; after being struck with a heavy object; and a variety of other situations. While it is well-known that injuries that damage the spinal cord can have multiple negative effects on a person’s health and well-being, not everyone [...]

2021-05-14T14:40:51+00:00May 15, 2021|Spinal Cord Injuries|

Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the center of the backbone, and it is a key part of the central nervous system. Signals from the brain run through the spinal cord to all parts of the body, and anything that disrupts these signals can cause paralysis, chronic pain, and a variety of other health issues. Spinal cord injuries can occur in a wide variety of situations, such [...]

2021-02-25T20:08:54+00:00February 8, 2021|Spinal Cord Injuries|

What Is the Long-Term Impact of a Spinal Cord Injury?

A serious injury to the spine can impact a person for the rest of their life. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries are much more common than many people realize. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), more than 17,000 spine injuries occur every year in the United States. While injuries to the spine can occur for a wide variety of reasons, car accidents are the leading cause of [...]

2020-06-12T16:28:53+00:00June 12, 2020|Spinal Cord Injuries|

When Can I Pursue Compensation for a Spinal Cord Injury?

Every year, around 17,000 Americans suffer injuries to the spine. In all, it is estimated that over 300,000 Americans are currently living with spinal injuries. A significant percentage of people who suffer these types of injuries are considered either paraplegic or quadriplegic. Even if a spine injury does not result in permanent disability, it can have long-term implications including large medical bills, loss of income and physical and emotional pain [...]

2020-03-23T20:59:00+00:00March 23, 2020|Spinal Cord Injuries|

What Are the Most Common Types of Neck Injuries?

Next to the brain, the spinal cord is the most important part of the central nervous system, and any injuries to the spine are not only likely to be incredibly painful, but they can result in paralysis, disability, and a long-term impact on a person’s ability to live and work. The neck is an especially vulnerable part of the spine, and it can be injured in a variety of ways. [...]

2019-06-18T19:18:44+00:00June 18, 2019|Spinal Cord Injuries|

How Will a Spinal Cord Injury Affect My Health and Finances?

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating, and approximately 17, 500 of these types of injuries occur each year, with 38 percent being due to car accidents. The medical costs of spine injuries can put the financial security of victims and their families in jeopardy. In addition, these injuries can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to work and earn an income. Understanding the Full Impact of Spinal Cord [...]

2019-04-22T16:34:00+00:00April 22, 2019|Spinal Cord Injuries|

Brain and Spinal Injury Victims May Find New Hope in Gene Therapy

Of all the injuries that one can sustain in an auto accident, those relating to the brain and spine are usually the most devastating. In fact, many victims find themselves disabled or severely limited in their ability to work and earn money for their families after such an injury. Compensation, which may be owed to them, cannot give them back their lives, but a new research project hopes to return [...]

2018-04-19T09:51:00+00:00April 19, 2018|Spinal Cord Injuries|

Stem Cell Grafts Improve Grasping Ability in Monkeys with Spinal Injuries

Data indicates that there are approximately 17, 000 new spinal injury cases per year. Though experienced in varying degrees, these injuries typically result in at least some form of paralysis, which is often permanent. Scientists have been working hard to come up with a solution - some using drugs, others specific therapies, and still others who are using surgical interventions. One recent scientific study, which included the grafting of human [...]

2018-03-15T09:29:00+00:00March 15, 2018|Spinal Cord Injuries|

Stem Cell Clinical Trial’s Exciting Results – One Year After Treatment

Of all the injuries that one can sustain in an accident, spinal injuries are some of the worst – and not just because of the risk of partial, total, temporary, or permanent disability. While there are some forms of treatment that may slightly improve a victim’s circumstance, there are no known ways to reverse the damage. Science has been working tirelessly on finding answers, however, and one group is now [...]

2017-10-16T09:24:00+00:00October 16, 2017|Spinal Cord Injuries|

Aquatic Therapy May Improve Outcomes for Spinal Injury Victims

Spinal injury victims often have a long road of rehabilitation, and outcomes are never guaranteed. Thankfully, science has been working hard to improve the quality of life for these individuals. One prime example is the current project at Kennedy Krieger. Researchers there are studying the potential effect of aquatic therapy, hoping it will improve long-term outcomes for spinal injury victims. Learn more about spinal injuries, the possibilities of aquatic therapy, [...]

2017-06-15T09:13:00+00:00June 15, 2017|Spinal Cord Injuries|
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