Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk Following a Spinal Cord Injury

Any serious spinal cord injury can have a life changing and traumatic impact on the individual. Whilst we tend to focus on loss of movement and sensation when it comes to these types of injuries, it’s

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Epidural Stimulation Explained

With continuous improvements in medical care, the outlook for those who have sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) is better than ever before. That’s thanks to essential ongoing research into effective

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What is Paraplegia?

Paraplegia is most often caused by a traumatic injury to the lower part of the spine such as the thoracic or lumbar regions. The extent of injury will vary from case to case, but living with paraplegia,

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6th Lumbar Vertebrae – A Rare Spinal Abnormality

About 10% of people have a 6th lumbar vertebrae, which in most cases goes unnoticed. This is a developmental anomaly and typically has very little effect on an individual’s health. It’s usually discovered

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Spinal Cord Stroke: What is it and How is it Caused?

There are numerous ways in which the spine can be damaged. The symptoms and prognosis of any spinal cord issue will largely depend on the cause of the issue, where it is located and the extent of the

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Different Types of Paralysis

There are several different in which paralysis is classified, as well as numerous reasons why paralysis, in one form or another, may occur. Traumatic damage to the body, such as a serious spinal cord

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Spinal Cord Injury Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy following a spinal cord injury is a vital part of the recovery process. The benefits of physiotherapy include improved levels of movement and strength as well as overall wellbeing. Finding

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Back Pain: Understanding the Different Types

Understanding the different types of back pain is important for an accurate medical diagnosis to be made and an effective treatment to be offered. There are three classifications, axial, referred and

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Thoracic Spinal Cord Injuries Explained

The prognosis following a spinal cord injury will depend on a number of different factors. For example, the location where the damage occurs on the spine will significantly determine which parts of the

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