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Dr. William Newton
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Spinal Cord Injury (Definition)

Spinal cord injury is a condition in which a person has damage to the nerves in his spinal cord (which is protected inside the spine from the brain to the tailbone). Injuries such as those from car accidents, climbing accidents, or gunshot wounds often cause paralysis (loss of use of legs, abdominal ...Read more


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What is the most widely suggested medication for a spinal cord injury and spasticity?

What is the most widely suggested medication for a spinal cord injury and spasticity?

Baclofen: Muscle spasms and spastic tone is the most complication of spinal injury. Baclofen has been the gold standard along with the benzodiazepines such as Clonazepam and diazepam. ...Read more

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My body is always spastic, tight and exhaustive (fatigue) due to spinal cord injury, what to do?

My body is always spastic, tight and exhaustive (fatigue) due to spinal cord injury, what to do?

Many options: Are available. It will depend on the severity, and goals of spasticity management.May not want to remove all spasm as it can be beneficial in several ways.There are systemic medications, local medications like Botox as well as implantable systems. However the first step in any spasticity management program is a medically appropriate stretching plan.See a sci physician and discuss the options. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fight heavy drowsiness caused by baclofen. I took it due to a spinal cord injury spasticity?

Is there a way to fight heavy drowsiness caused by baclofen. I took it due to a spinal cord injury spasticity?

Consider spinal pump: Drowsiness is a very common side effect of baclofen. If you are requiring high doses for your spasticity, it may be worth considering a spinal cord Baclofen pump- "intrathecal baclofen." this can dramatically reduce drowsiness because it delivers the medication where it is needed most. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you treat spinal cord injury before emergency paramedics arrive?

How can you treat spinal cord injury before emergency paramedics arrive?

Immobilization: If you suspect someone has suffered a spinal injury, keep them from moving (particularly any head or neck movements) until the ambulance arrives. ...Read more

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Can a spinal cord injury be treated with a baby's cord blood?

STEM CELL: Yes, it is possible, injecting stem cells in spinal canal may result in regeneration of the spine and help to regain the function of the spinal cord, a lot of trials on animal models are very promising now a days. ...Read more

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How will i buildup my weak tricep because of spinal cord injury?

Resistance : Muscles strengthen through overcoming resistance and this can be challenging if nerves are damaged.... It depends in nerve recovery but physical therapy is important. ...Read more

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I bent my neck sideways and it didn't pop or crack. I should have no spinal cord injury?

Correct: You cannot injure your spinal cord like that in most cases. In very rare cases a sudden jerk of the neck can cause a tear in one of the arteries in the neck which can injure the brain or the spinal cord but that is rare. ...Read more

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If I have a spinal cord injury, what wheelchair transfer techniques are available?

If I have a spinal cord injury, what wheelchair transfer techniques are available?

See answer below: It all depends where you need to transfer to. Check out fasteddy07 on youtube where i demonstrate how to perform a variety of wheelchair transfers, on a shower bench, on a bed, in a car, from the floor etc... Of course, depending on the injury level, some transfers may not be possible independently. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. Tapan Joshi
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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity is a symptom in which a person has an abnormally large amount of tone (tightness) in his muscles. Spasticity is more common in the arms and legs, but can affect the other ...Read more