Spinal Cord Injuries Blogs

Spinal Cord Injury Among Seniors on the Rise

Posted by: Admin on May 13, 2014

The rate of severe injury among older Americans who fall down is going up. Johns Hopkins Medicine recently published findings in the Journal of Neurotrauma following a multi-year study of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients in the United States. The research looked at the emergency room data of more than 43,000 adults, aged 18 and…

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Five Things You Should Know About Whiplash

Posted by: Admin on April 8, 2014

It may be the title of the 2014 award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, but to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who suffer a whiplash injury each year, whiplash is no Hollywood story. Whiplash can cause years of chronic pain and may be associated with other long- and short-term medical problems, including everything...

 

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Back Injuries – The Most Common Injuries Following An Auto Accident or Workplace Trauma

Posted by: Admin on February 16, 2014

Back injuries are the most common injuries caused by automobile accidents and workplace trauma. Unexpected impact from an collision, lifting, twisting, fatigue, falls and trauma are the most common causes of back injuries which account for 75% of all workers’ compensation and auto accident claims. Back injuries can be minor (mild sprains or strains) to severe and disabling…

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Sciatica (aka Lumbar Radiculopathy) is a Common Injury in Auto Accidents and Workers’ Comp Claims

Posted by: Admin on December 11, 2013

Low back pain, sciatica, sprain strain lumbar spine Sciatica, also known as lumbar radiculopathy, is a symptom of a problem with the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body and the primary nerve of the leg. The sciatic nerve controls muscles in the back of the knee and lower leg and provides feeling…

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Those Three Pounds Between Your Ears

Posted by: Admin on August 20, 2013

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative was announced in April of this year by President Obama as part of his strategy to create 21st Century Grand Challenges that stimulate the economy and our understanding of our world. Working through a wide coalition of research and funding partners, the BRAIN initiative proposes to...

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