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Spinal Cord Injury News Articles

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April 17, 2015 - Quadriplegic Chad Graham to drive off-road buggy 4800km from Kalgoorlie to Cobar to raise money for others

CHAD Graham’s left hand, you notice, is strapped onto the steering wheel of his customised buggy. Not around the wheel. Onto it. “My fingers and hand, they can’t really grip anything,’’ he explains. “So I’m strapped on and steer with my wrist. “Then, because I can’t operate the brake or accelerator pedals either, my right… Continue Reading »

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April 16, 2015 - Former racer, now a quadriplegic, to drive modified Corvette on Long Beach Grand Prix course

Sam Schmidt was in the cockpit of a black Corvette C7 Stingray as the car zipped across the pavement of a simulated road course while practicing for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. A warm wind was blowing across the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana as Schmidt accelerated out of a curve,… Continue Reading »

The Wright Stuff by Victor J. Wright and David Rutherford

April 16, 2015 - Finding the ‘Wright Stuff’ to Press Onward

Los Angeles (PRWEB) Spinal injuries affect approximately 276,000 Americans with varying degrees of longevity and quality of life. For Victor J. Wright, his young age and athletic build aided him in beating the odds. As a 15-year-old high school football player, Wright suffered a spinal cord injury during a botched play that paralyzed him from… Continue Reading »

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April 15, 2015 - Mind-control exoskeleton gives unprecedented paralysis recovery

An exoskeleton that enables movement and provides tactile feedback has helped eight paralysed people regain sensation and move previously paralysed muscles “I FELT the ball!” yelled Juliano Pinto as he kicked off the Football World Cup in Brazil last year. Pinto, aged 29 at the time, lost the use of his lower body after a… Continue Reading »

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April 9, 2015 - Man Breaks Neck Doing Plunge for Landon: One Year Later

OSKALOOSA, Iowa – April 9, 2015 may be an ordinary day for most folks, but for Cole Nilson it marks one-year anniversary of the day he was paralyzed while trying to help others. In 2014, Landon Shaw, of Tarkio, Missouri, was five-months-old and had stage four brain cancer. Landon’s family created a Facebook page, on… Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord Injury Videos

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Nation’s most inclusive park to celebrate grand opening Saturday in Palo Alto

PALO ALTO (KRON) — Where in the world can a child or adult in a wheelchair play side by side with everyone else, regardless of their physical abilities?

Located in Mitchell Park, Magical Bridge Playground is the nation’s most innovative-inclusive playground, designed and built for visitors of all abilities.

Chris Ackerman’s First Ride In 12 Years With Robbie Maddison

Chris Ackerman’s First Ride In 12 Years With Robbie Maddison

Freestyle motocross legend Robbie Maddison’s close friend Chris Ackerman suffered a freestyle accident in 2003 at Dumont Dunes that potentially could have taken his life.

Spinal Cord Injury Answers

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Answers to Questions on Exercise & Nutrition after SCI

The information contained on this page is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always ask your physician or other qualified health professional about any matter concerning your individual health. Always seek the advice of your physician prior to starting or changing any diet or exercise programs.

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Could Spinal Cord Repairs in Mice Lead to a Cure for Paralysis in Humans?

Spinal cord injuries are extremely tragic, often leading to irreversible paralysis. Many groups around the world are pursuing various treatment options. Some of these attempt to transplant new neurons to repair the damage, use drugs to boost natural healing, or use electronic means to bridge the gap. Currently it’s only in mice, but some researchers… Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord Injury Information

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April 1, 2015 - April is Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month

Paralyzed Veterans of America Continues its Push to Ensure Healthcare, Benefits and Jobs for All Veterans April 2015 marks Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month and the 69th anniversary of the founding of the veterans service organization. Throughout the month of April, Paralyzed Veterans of America and its 34 chapters across the country will be highlighting… Continue Reading »

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March 30, 2015 - About Jason Roy and the The Zero 2 a Hundred Foundation

About Jason: Jason Roy, a Houston, Texas native, attended Sharpstown High School and is a graduate of Texas Southern University. In 2003, Jason completed his Bachelors of Science in Administration of Justice, which was the prelude to his pursuit of a career in law enforcement. In 2006, Jason joined the Houston Police Department, where he… Continue Reading »

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March 5, 2015 - Bladder cancer mortality after spinal cord injury over 4 decades – Abstract

Bladder cancer mortality was not significantly increased for ventilator users, those with motor incomplete injuries, or those injured less than 10 years. PURPOSE: To estimate the bladder cancer mortality in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), as compared to the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data and statistics were retrieved from the National SCI Statistical… Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

The term "Spinal Cord Injury" refers to any injury of the neural (pertaining to nerves) elements within the spine..

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SCI can occur from either trauma or disease to the vertebral column or the spinal cord itself. Most spinal cord injuries are the result of trauma to the vertebral column. These injuries can affect the spinal cord's ability to send and receive messages from the brain to the body systems that control sensory, motor, and autonomic function below the level of injury.

Depending on the location and severity of the injury, the body can be affected in a myriad of ways. Typically, the nerves above the injury site continue to function as they always have and the nerves below the site do not.

According to a study initiated by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, there are nearly 1 in 50 people living with paralysis -- approximately 6 million people. That's the same number of people as the combined populations of Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. And that number is nearly 40 percent higher than previous estimates showed.