As many as 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. People with spinal cord injuries are 2 to 5 times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries. The new WHO report, “International perspectives on spinal cord injuries”, summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, prevention, care and lived experience of people with spinal cord injury. Continue Reading »
Articles Tagged: Spinal Cord Injury Education
A push to alert high school athletes about neck injuries
A new push is under way to raise awareness of a little-understood but dangerous risk to young athletes: damage to the cervical spine.
It could be a hard tackle in football, a cross-check in ice hockey or a fall off the top of a cheerleading pyramid.
A new push is under way to raise awareness of a little-understood but dangerous risk to young athletes: injuries to the cervical spine, the highly vulnerable area between the first and seventh vertebrae that protects the spinal cord connecting the brain to the body. Players and teammates may not instantly recognize the severity of the damage, and the wrong move can damage or sever the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis or even death. Continue Reading »
Eight keen employees swapped their legs for wheelchairs at Merck Sharp and Dohme’s Auckland office this Monday for Wheels at Work Week.
Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) is an international pharmaceutical company providing medicines and vaccines. It is the first Auckland business to take part in this campaign in support of the New Zealand Spinal Trust. Continue Reading »
United Spinal Presents Free Webinars on Healthy Living for People with Disabilities & their Caregivers
NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Spinal Association’s membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars this September for people living with disabilities and their caregivers that will focus on ways to discover a healthy & active lifestyle and how to overcome the challenges of chronic health issues such as spinal cord injury (SCI), MS, polio, ALS or spina bifida.
“For people living with disabilities and their caregivers, the challenges of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can be overwhelming at times. But with the right strategy and outlook, it’s within everyone’s reach. These webinars will build a foundation for many to discover better health, as well as happiness and success,” said Marlene Perkins, VP of Corporate and Community Relations at United Spinal. Continue Reading »
CAPE MAY – Shore towns do not like bad publicity, but this year, the city will spend $10,000 from its beach revenue to print a quarter-million brochures explaining to tourists that they could break their neck or back swimming or body surfing.
The city is taking the step due largely to the persistence of Chad de Satnick, a local lifeguard who broke his neck surfing Continue Reading »
Winnipeg’s police chief is one of five notable Winnipeggers participating in an event to give them an idea of what it’s like to live with a spinal cord injury.
The Canadian Paraplegic Association’s second annual Chair-leader program, which is being held this week, matches a local “celebrity” with a person who suffered a spinal cord injury. Continue Reading »
What is a spinal cord injury? This short clip shows what is meant by a spinal cord injury and explains how this can effect the bladder and bowel.
Spinal Cord Injury Information – The Determined2heal Foundation provides strategic information on Spinal cord injury.
IF Mackay primary school students are going to take notice of anybody about spinal safety then it will probably be Wayne Leo.
Mr Leo has spoken to more than 245,000 children about the danger of risky behaviour such as diving into water before checking its depth, not wearing a seatbelt or playing sports recklessly.
The Spinal Education Awareness Team (SEAT) presenter, who has been a volunteer since it began 22 years ago, will share his story of how he sustained his spinal cord injury, and what life is like in a wheelchair with almost 1400 children. Continue Reading »