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What are wheelchair transfers after a spinal cord injury?

What are wheelchair transfers after a spinal cord injury?

See answer below: Wheelchair transfers refer to transfers that a person with a spinal cord injury who is using a wheelchair must perform when going from the wheelchair to a bed, to a couch, to a car, to a shower bench, and back into the wheelchair. Sliding boards are initially used to make the transfers easier. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Pain down the spinal cord after having a lumbar puncture?

Pain down the spinal cord after having a lumbar puncture?

LP complications: When spinal tap is done, if difficult, you might have local external bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Rarely, a local infection could occur. Typically, the usual reactions dissipate within a day or two. If symptoms are worsening, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Do spinal facet joints ever heal after injured? If yes, is full recovery possible?

Do spinal facet joints ever heal after injured? If yes, is full recovery possible?

Yes: they heal but some residual arthritis may result. This situation can be overcome and spine health restored and maintained by regular EXERCISE strengthening the muscles on either side of the spine! Your Primary Care Provider can lead you in the right direction and perhaps order some PHYSICAL THERAPY after which HOME EXERCISES will maintain a HEALTHY SPINE! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you repair t5 spinal cord injury?

Can you repair t5 spinal cord injury?

Depends: Spinal cord injury is very complex and the ability to "fix" the problem depends on many things including how badly the nerves have been injured, the age of the patient, the mechanism of injury, etc. Unfortunately, the overall healing potential of the spinal cord is quite poor and many injuries result in permanent problems. ...Read more

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When does rehabilitation start after a traumatic brain injury?

When does rehabilitation start after a traumatic brain injury?

Immediately: The rehabilitation program should start in the acute care hospital. In this phase, the main goals are prevention of complications such as pressure sores, contractures of the muscles and tendons, prevention of pneumonia, clots in the legs or arms and provision of adequate nutrition. Following this mobilization, getting the brain injured person out of bed if possible, cognitive retraining are some. ...Read more

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After spinal fusion, can I start running ?

After spinal fusion, can I start running ?

Back fusion: Yes, but only after your physician tells you it is ok to return to running and instructs you on what and what you cannot do. ...Read more

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Should i feel movement after fixing a screw from previous back spinal fusion surgery?

Should i feel movement after fixing a screw from previous back spinal fusion surgery?

First, it is : Unlikely that even if a screw was not properly placed would you feel any movement of it. If the screw was placed about nerve tissue then you could experience pain and/or neurologic symptoms related to that nerve tissue. If the fusion did not heal then you may also experience a sensation of pain with motion of the back. ...Read more

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Can tendonitis bi-lateral cause a serious injury to the knee 27 years later after previous injury has completely healed?

Not necessarily: No. But the problem previously could have been a precursor to your problem now. Overuse tendinitis can be from being overweight or over active on your patellar tendon. Later you can develop arthritis in your knee, especially under your kneecap. Reducing your weight, avoiding jumping, running, squatting and kneeling, wearing good cushioned arch supported shoes should help. ...Read more

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Is height lost after a compression spinal fracture regained after recovery?

Is height lost after a compression spinal fracture regained after recovery?

No: A vertebral compression fracture does not regain height - it simply heals at its current height, and can even lose further height before it fully heals. The only way to restore height would be surgery. ...Read more

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When can I start running again after a severe ankle injury (fracture/dislocation)?

When can I start running again after a severe ankle injury (fracture/dislocation)?

It depends: By "severe" i assume you required surgery and have a little hardware store in there. After the initial 2 month period of non-weight bearing and another 2 months of physical therapy, you may begin power walks at 6 months, and resume your running on a limited basis in 8 months. If your injury was not that severe and you didn't have surgery, you'd probably be running again in 4-5 months. ...Read more

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How often is paralysis certain after spinal cord injuries?

How often is paralysis certain after spinal cord injuries?

Variable: Kind of the luck of the draw. Sometimes the cord can be bruised with near complete recovery. There are multiple factors: level of the injury, violence of the injury, etc. Impossible to predict in advance. ...Read more

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Is permanent nerve damage possible after a bone fragment and hematoma was removed after spinal fusion?

Is permanent nerve damage possible after a bone fragment and hematoma was removed after spinal fusion?

Yes: Any type of material : disc, blood, bone, fat, pus, tumor etc. that compresses a nerve root / roots or the spinal cord can leave a range of symptoms or findings from pain, sensory changes, weakness or paralysis, bowel/bladder dysfunction, balance issues as examples. ...Read more

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Is temporary paralysis possible after having spinal injury?

Is temporary paralysis possible after having spinal injury?

Sometimes temporay: Sometimes injury causes spine "shock" or swelling and paralysis may resolve when it goes away. A little healing may occur even in severe cases and a cord only crushed a little may improve on its own or after decompression surgery of bone, ruptured disk tumor or whatever else might be crushing it. High dose steroids a given early give it a better chance. Rehabilitation also may help greatly. ...Read more

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What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

Medical site: This is site for asking medical questions. You might want to try a lawyer's website. ...Read more

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How come a mother who undergoes cesarean section may have spinal cord injury and brain injury?

How come a mother who undergoes cesarean section may have spinal cord injury and brain injury?

Blod Clot: A blod clot to the brain and or spinal cord is always a risk with surgery although uncommon. Pregnancy itself increases the risk for clotting. Sounds like an unfortunate event. ...Read more

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Can you break vertebrae after lumbar fusion?

Yes: Trauma of any kind can cause vertebral fractures. There can also be problems with bone density causing fractures with minimal trauma. To have the fracture as a result of the fusion would be unusual but not impossible. ...Read more

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How do stretch reflexes find a spinal cord injury?

Reflexes=levels: Stretch reflexes in the arms and legs can all be connected mostly to 1 or 2 spinal cord levels above the injury level reflexes will be normal. Depending on the age and location of the injury reflexes below the injury will either be missing early on or stronger than normal later. Also helpful to diagnosis is that left and right sides may be different from each other. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. William Newton
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Spinal Cord Injury (Definition)

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