Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating injuries a person can experience. The spine can be damaged in a variety of ways, including sports related injuries, car accidents, falls, disease, or physical assaults. Gunshots are an increasingly common cause of spinal cord injuries. Surviving and recovering from a spinal…

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The chance of paralysis, however small, has long prevented people from seeking the relief they need. The risks of back surgery, particularly spinal surgery, have scared many people into trying to medicate away their pain rather than seeking a long term solution. Now, a new procedure is becoming available that…

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The greatness of a society can be measured by how it cares for its most vulnerable populations, including children and those with disabilities. One often neglected population is the elderly, who often need more care and commitment than many people are willing to provide. The elderly are particularly at risk…

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A child finds an improperly stored gun at a friend’s home and pretends he is shooting his friend. Only this time, there is no pretend. The gun really fires and the friend is killed on the spot. Who is to blame? The parents of the kid who found the gun?…

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No matter whether caused by a car accident or a fall from improperly maintained stairs, suffering a spinal cord injury (SCI ) can change a person’s life. Unfortunately, SCIs are not uncommon: roughly 450,000 people in the United States currently live with a SCI. Each year, approximately 10,000 people suffer…

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