Wednesday, October 7th 2015

SUBSCRIBE: RSS Feed for Spinal Cord Injury Zone Email Updates Follow Spinal Cord Injury Zone on Twitter Spinal Cord Injury Zone on Facebook

Spinal Cord Injury Zone

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone website is a not-for-profit Spinal Cord Injury educational Knowledge Base. The mission of The Spinal Cord Injury Zone is to archive important Spinal Cord Injury News and Spinal Cord Injury Information for education and awareness.

If you have any Spinal Cord Injury related questions, check out the SCI Answers area! Can't find something?? Try searching here!

Follow The Spinal Cord Injury Zone on Facebook and Twitter to get website updates!

Spinal Cord Injury News Articles


September 28, 2015 - Without An Exoskeleton, Paralyzed Man Uses Brain Control To Walk

A man who is at the center of a new project being conducted by researchers from the University of California Irvine is giving hope to people with spinal cord injuries who have lost their ability to move their limbs that they will be able to one day walk again.

Paraplegic Adam Fritz

September 26, 2015 - Paraplegic recounts relearning to walk via brain-computer link

For paraplegic Adam Fritz, the thrill of the computer-assisted first steps he took five years after being paralysed in a motorcycle crash came only after he was unhooked from the system that enabled him to walk briefly in a bioengineering lab.


September 23, 2015 - Los Altos family backs The Big Idea

In the five years since Chris suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis, the Los Altos couple has pursued a cure for the injury doctors said would be permanent.

A current research project gives them hope that Chris’s diagnosis could change.

Olfactory Mucosa Cells in Spinal Cord Injury

September 22, 2015 - Using Transplanted Olfactory Mucosa Cells in Spinal Cord Injury Surgeries

Patients treated for spinal cord injury (SCI) using olfactory mucosa lamina propria (OLP) transplants demonstrated modest improvements, according to research published in Cell Transplantation.


September 19, 2015 - Paraplegic Man Races On Mechanical Legs

Denny Ross – paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident – has gone from counting his steps to counting kilometres, attempting to finish a five kilometre race with the use of a ReWalk exoskeleton on Saturday.

Spinal Cord Injury Videos

Dr Ian Rigby life after spinal cord injury

Alberta men share inspiring stories of life-altering spinal cord injuries

Two survivors of devastating spinal cord injuries shared their stories with Global News, describing their paralysis and the very different ways their lives have changed since losing their ability to walk.

Epic father-daughter dance, paralyzed dad dances for first time in 17 years!

Epic father-daughter dance, paralyzed dad dances for first time in 17 years!

This quadriplegic dad gave up dancing after he was paralyzed in a car accident. When his daughter got married, he got onto the dance floor for the first time in almost 17 years.

Spinal Cord Injury Answers


Q&A: The Lesser-known Maladies of Spinal Cord Injuries

Last month, David Sharp and his fellow colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y., received a $1.2 million grant from New York State to advance their promising technology for treating paralysis and other effects of spinal cord injuries (SCI).

Sharp recently spoke with Laboratory Equipment’s Editor-in-Chief Michelle Taylor about what the funding means to him and how he intends to use it to further his promising research.

Stem cell therapy

Will ‘factories’ churn out billions of stem cells?

When using this form of gene editing, Cedars-Sinai scientists can more efficiently insert reporter genes that glow when a stem cell turns into a specific cell of the body. 5 billion cells of the heart. The team foresees their findings being implemented in the regrowth of cells lost during heart attack. And this might tremendously… Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord Injury Information

First man to walk using brainpower

September 25, 2015 - Ten remarkable breakthroughs in the treatment of paralysis

After a man completely paralysed from the waist down became the first paraplegic patient to walk without relying on manually operated robotic limbs, ITV News looks at ten remarkable breakthroughs in paralysis treatment.

Derek Herrera

September 21, 2015 - The Connected Catheter by Spinal Singularity

The world’s first semi-permanent, minimally invasive, smart catheter system for Neurogenic Bladder.

After Derek Herrera was paralyzed by a sniper in Afghanistan, he decided to start a company to improve quality of life for people living with paralysis.

we are not confined or bound to our wheelchairs

September 7, 2015 - Life of “WHEELCHAIR BOUND” and “CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR”

Bond, ropes, captivity, the impossibility of movement and similar association are exactly what most people think when they hear the words “confined to” and “bound”. It is not wrong. Does then it make any sense to say that someone is “confined to a wheelchair” or “wheelchair bound”? No,it is absolutely pointless!

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

The term "Spinal Cord Injury" refers to any injury of the neural (pertaining to nerves) elements within the spine..

Spinal Cord Picture

SCI can occur from either trauma or disease to the vertebral column or the spinal cord itself. Most spinal cord injuries are the result of trauma to the vertebral column. These injuries can affect the spinal cord's ability to send and receive messages from the brain to the body systems that control sensory, motor, and autonomic function below the level of injury.

Depending on the location and severity of the injury, the body can be affected in a myriad of ways. Typically, the nerves above the injury site continue to function as they always have and the nerves below the site do not.

According to a study initiated by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, there are nearly 1 in 50 people living with paralysis -- approximately 6 million people. That's the same number of people as the combined populations of Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. And that number is nearly 40 percent higher than previous estimates showed.