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Spinal Cord Injuries Archives

Summer 2016 a bad year for amusement park attractions

It's been a bad summer for amusement park rides. The latest in a string of serious or fatal mishaps involving carnival and amusement park activities occurred at an East Coast amusement park earlier this week when six riders received an electric shock while riding the Scrambler.

Secondary conditions complicate recovery from spinal trauma

There is no question that spinal cord injuries can be some of the most devastating types of survivable trauma. But what many don't consider is that the spinal cord injury itself is just one facet of a very complex condition involving almost every system of the human body.

Caregivers of paraplegics struggle with burnout

The role of caregiver for a spinal cord injury patient is often a thankless one. Tasks must be performed day in and day out and can't be skipped when caregivers are tired or under the weather themselves. Burnout is common, and one way to deter it is by avoiding isolation and remaining plugged in to the world outside.

A spinal cord injury can lead to blood clots

If you've suffered a spinal cord injury in Illinois, it's very important to understand that there are a handful of secondary health issues that could crop up, all in relation to that injury. Even if you've been treated and your spine is healing correctly, these issues may occur, putting you back in the hospital. One of the most common ones to look out for is a blood clot.

Does damage keep occurring after a spinal cord injury?

When your spinal cord is initially injured in Illinois, the damage is very clear and may require a combination of surgeries and rehabilitation to heal. Some damage never fully heals. However, it's also important to know that damage can actually get worse over time.

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