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Following devastating crash, Kyle Lamey recovers abilities step at a time

Published: December 30, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , , ,

Kyle LameyWhen Kyle Lamey broke four vertebrae in a car accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, he was told he would likely never be able to breathe without a ventilator.

Three years later, Lamey is not only breathing on his own, but he’s able to move his upper body and arms, and drive a car.

He says no one is able to explain why he’s been able to recover to this extent. Continue Reading »

Improving the lives of veterans with spinal cord injury

Published: December 30, 2014 | Category: News

William_BaumanDr. William Bauman has worked tirelessly for many years at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in New York to produce a series of medical advances and new drug therapies that have improved the lives of those with spinal cord injuries.

Pairing science and clinical practice, Bauman and his team have concentrated on the secondary and often life-threatening consequences of spinal cord injury, and devised remedies to help alleviate patient suffering. Continue Reading »

Aspen teen battles back from catastrophic accident

Published: December 28, 2014 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: , , , ,

DENVER — Craig Hospital is known around the world for helping patients recover from spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. They have treated more than 30,000 patients since 1956. We are honored to share some of their patients stories. Stories of Hope. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic swimmer leans on love to push forward

Published: December 28, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Quadriplegic leans on love to push forwardATLANTA — The following is one man’s experience, through two parallel stories.

The first story is of a swimmer named Dillon Connolly, a record-setter at Sprayberry High School in Marietta and the University of Southern California. He qualified for Olympic trials and then decided to train professionally.

Then in September, he had an accident. Continue Reading »

Stepping Closer To Nerve Regeneration After Spinal Cord Injury

Published: December 26, 2014 | Category: Answers

dr-bradley-langMedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bradley T. Lang, PhD Researcher, Jerry Silver Lab Department of Neurosciences Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Continue Reading »

Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken Determined to Walk Again

Published: December 23, 2014 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

my Van Dyken, the six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer who became paralyzed when she severed her spinal cord in an ATV crash this summer, says she is determined to walk again. Continue Reading »

Texas woman paralyzed from waist down after trampoline accident

Published: December 19, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

trampoline park accidentWhen Grace Quiroz signed a liability waiver at a Dallas, Tex. area trampoline about three weeks ago, she didn’t think much of it. But, little did she know, she was signing away her right to receive financial help in the event of an injury, khou.com reported.

Ever since Nov. 29, when Quiroz went to North Dallas Jumpstreet indoor trampoline park with her husband to celebrate their son Matthew’s seventh birthday, she has been paralyzed from the waist down. Quiroz said she injured herself when she was jumping, did a little flip and fell hard on her neck. Continue Reading »

Handi Accessories

Published: December 18, 2014 | Category: Links | Spinal Cord Injury: ,
www.HandiAccessories.com

www.HandiAccessories.com

Handi Accessories offers a diverse range of products at affordable prices for individuals with limited or no hand function. Our products focus on making things easier and faster in an effort to becoming more independent. Our products will help individuals with paralysis, stroke, arthritis, etc. Continue Reading »

A Quadriplegic Woman Used Her Mind To Move This Robotic Limb In ’10D’

Published: December 18, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

vkqd2pzhfbhevsmuv4qbFor the first time ever, a quadriplegic woman has used her thoughts to move a robotic hand across 10 degrees of freedom. The remarkable system allowed her to pick up a variety of objects, including skinny tubes and oddly shaped rocks.

Yet another reminder of the progress being made in not just prosthetics, but in their integration with neural interface devices as well. Continue Reading »

Life after a spinal cord injury

Published: December 17, 2014 | Category: Information

harness system helps patients walk againA spinal cord injury can be a life-changing event. Within a few minutes, some of the very basic things you took for granted – walking, dressing yourself, driving a car-are taken away from you. Rebuilding your life after spinal cord injury is a long, arduous process with many bumps in the road that most people cannot even fathom.

Working with individuals with spinal cord injury “really makes you realize how much we can take for granted with our own health,” said Julie Coté, a physical therapist at Magee Rehabilitation, where large populations of their patients have spinal cord injuries. Continue Reading »