Halo Brace After a Spinal Cord Injury: Why Are They Used?

The spinal cord and its surrounding vertebrae represent a complex and delicate structure that is an integral part of human anatomy. To put it simply, the main function of the spinal cord is to transmit

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Benefits of Sport Following a Spinal Cord Injury

Whether you’re a spectator or participant, sport has the ability to bring people from all walks of life together. In many countries sport can be an obsession. The USA has its baseball fanatics.

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Cauda Equina Syndrome Explained

Minor spinal issues such as lower back pain are fairly typical in the population as a whole and pain in this area is a common reason why many of us will visit the doctor. Due to the sedentary lifestyles

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Respiratory Issues Following a Spinal Cord Injury

A serious injury to the spine will impact the body in numerous ways in addition to reduced mobility. Respiratory issues following a spinal cord injury may occur, depending on the level of the injury and

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Secondary Conditions Associated With Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury (SCI) can affect the body in a range of different ways. We usually associate this type of injury with a reduction in mobility and loss of sensation below the level where the damage

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What is Spinal Stenosis and How is It Caused?

Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when the space surrounding the spinal cord becomes narrowed. It’s mostly commonly caused by ‘wear and tear’ arthritis (osteoarthritis). Treatment

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The Problem of Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury

Pain can be an issue for people with spinal cord injuries and it’s an area of care that needs proper management. It can affect the individual in locations where sensation has been reduced (or even lost

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Bowel Management Following a Spinal Cord Injury

Neurogenic bowel is a common symptom associated with spinal cord injuries and it will usually require careful maintenance. Bowel management issues can be effectively managed and good bowel health can

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Spinal Cord Injury Research: History, Progress and What Lies Ahead

We live in a time of unparalleled advances in medical research. In recent decades, we have seen major surgical procedures become normal, everyday occurrences, drugs developed that protect us from some

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