Category: Spinal Cord Injuries

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x-ray of spinal cord injury victim

Injuries to the neck or back can result in serious damage to the spinal cord, causing long-lasting or permanent injuries. Spinal cord injuries can range from a minor bruise to a much more serious partial or complete tear. A mild contusion could cause the temporary loss of some function below

Public transportation systems require ongoing maintenance and improvements to ensure that they are safe for public use. However, far too often, negligence and mismanagement allow these systems to fall into disrepair, putting you and your loved ones at risk. Unfortunately, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City is

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

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

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

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?

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