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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury is an unexpected and devastatingly traumatic event in a person's life. This category offers articles and resources on what spinal cord injury is, including information on treatment, rehabilitation as well as tips for living with the condition.
  1. SCI Research (4)
  2. Pressure Ulcers (2)
  3. SCI Classification (2)
  4. Peer Support and Advocacy (1)
  5. Wheelchair Sports (3)

Prevent a Broken Neck - What Precautions Do You Take to Preve…
A neck injury such as a broken neck can cause paralysis. Prevention is the only cure for a spinal cord injury. What precautions do you take to prevent a catastrophic neck injury? Share your experience.

What is a Broken Neck?
Broken neck means different things to different people. A broken neck is the same thing as a spinal fracture in the cervical spine. If you fracture a bone in your neck, you have a broken neck. Broken necks can be mild, severe, catastrophic or fatal.

Spinal Cord Injury
About's A.D.A.M. Healthcare Center shows an illustration of an injury to the spinal cord and vertebrae, with an explanation on how this injury might affect the body's functioning.

Have Compassion -- An Overview of SCI for Family and Friends
Newly diagnosed spinal cord injury is followed by a time of adjusting, adapting and realizing. If you are a family member or friend of a person with spinal cord injury, this article will hopefully tug on your heart strings, and help you see the experience from their perspective.

Spinal Cord Trauma
About's A.D.A.M. Healthcare Center discusses the overview, symptoms, treatment and prevention of spinal cord injury.

Obama Administration - What It Could Mean for People Living with SCI
According to Cathy Ellis, Director of Physical Rehabilitation and the Spinal Cord Program at National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington DC, peer programs for people with spinal cord injury are the most effective way to successfully deliver services to this patient population. The Bush Administration has supported NRH. Will Obama follow suit?

If You Suspect a Broken Neck
When an emergency happens, and you suspect that someone has sustained a neck injury, it is very important to know the correct steps for first aid. Surviving a neck injury or neck emergency is not guarenteed. It is best to know CPR and to keep the person immobile, if possible.

Exercise and Spinal Cord Injury
There are some impediments to exercise that accompany spinal cord injury. By being informed of potential setbacks, an exerciser living with spinal cord injury can plan for success.

Spinal Cord Injury Explanation
The effect of spinal cord injuries varies according to which spinal bone(s) recieved the impact. It is helpful to know basic spinal anatomy, how injuries occur and how location of the impact affects funtioning.

Dangerwood - A Meeting of the Minds for People with SCI
Dangerwood is an online community for survivors of spinal cord injury. Its purpose is "to allow the disabled community to freely communicate in an organized manner" on matters of concern to them.

The Mobility Vehicle for Handicapped or Disabled Drivers
If you drive from a wheelchair you may be interested in the ins and outs of purchasing a conversion handicap minivan. Here are the basics.

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