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Articles Tagged: Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

How one man’s spinal cord injury is still healing 24 years later

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

Jason Dugmore Stone Mountain“I remember hitting the bottom, being face down, and my entire body getting a tingling feeling like when your foot falls asleep. It was then that I knew I broke my neck. I couldn’t move, not even to lift my head up.

About a minute went by and that’s when I prayed, ‘God, if you want me, take me. If not, please don’t let me die.’ With that, the rest of my air went out, and I blacked out.” ~Jason Dugmore
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Motocross Star, Bruce Cook, Works Toward Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

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

Bruce CookLife in the fast lane is just that – fast. For motocross enthusiast, Bruce Cook, things happened all too quickly.

In an attempt to complete the first-ever double front-flip before a live audience; Cook, 26 stunned a packed house on the opening night of the 2014 Nitro Circus tour in Hamilton, Ontario. What should have been a record-setting stunt turned fatal when Cook under-rotated and flew off his bike; crushing his body and spine in the process. Cook sustained a spinal cord injury and has since been dreaming of the day when life in a wheelchair is an afterthought. Continue Reading »

Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand continuing on quest to find cures for spinal cord injuries

Published: April 23, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

USP NCAA FOOTBALL: EASTERN MICHIGAN AT RUTGERS S FBC USA NJEric LeGrand has never really been one of those people to just concentrate on his school work and go home. Even if school, after he suffered a severe spinal injury on the football field in 2010, is a bit more difficult for him than others.

Instead, LeGrand, who is set to graduate with a degree in business administration and labor relations from Rutgers in May, it’s just one of those things that he fits into a packed day that includes an intense rehab schedule, his broadcasting career, motivational speaking career and raising money to help victims of spinal cord injuries. Continue Reading »

Recovering quadriplegic returns to the stage

Published: April 18, 2014 | Category: News

quadriplegic returns to the stage Vince Rutley(WJBK) – A 28-year-old man from Clarkston is told he’ll never walk again after a tragic accident, but with modern medicine and raw determination he’s working to prove doctors wrong.

Vince Rutley was newly engaged, learning to act and had just started standup comedy. Then, one day, his brother had car trouble on northbound I-75 near M-59. As Rutley was pulling over to help jumpstart the battery, he was hit by a truck.

He says he was tossed around inside his vehicle and his head was busted open – but his neck snapping is what did the most damage to his body. Continue Reading »

New discovery gives hope that nerves could be repaired after spinal cord injury

Published: April 1, 2014 | Category: News

A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma.

Researchers from Imperial College London and the Hertie Institute, University of Tuebingen have identified a possible mechanism for re-growing damaged nerve fibres in the central nervous system (CNS). Continue Reading »

Young wrestler battles back after spinal cord injury

Published: March 17, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Hunter GarstinHunter Garstin, 15, shows remarkable improvement 100 days after getting hurt during a match

ATLANTA — If Hunter Garstin gets the chance to wrestle again — if his body and his parents cooperate — he will.

But the 15-year-old Franklin, Ga. resident realizes that’s a long way off.

The Independence High School freshman suffered a spinal cord injury at a wrestling tournament 100 days ago. He was initially paralyzed from the neck down, but he has regained full use of his arms and partial use of his hands. He can manually operate a wheelchair and is working toward walking again. Continue Reading »

Janine Shepherd overcame a horrific spinal cord injury – now she wants to help others do the same

Published: March 13, 2014 | Category: News

Janine Shepherd is now a pilotJANINE Shepherd should have died 28 years ago.

Her body was broken and paralysed from the waist down. Doctors told her parents to prepare for the worst. Even when she rolled out of hospital in a wheelchair six months later, lucky to be alive, they said she’d never walk again or have children.

“I thought about giving up,” Janine tells news.com.au. “But there was something inside of me that thought, ‘I’ve come back for a reason … I’d better bloody find out what it is.’ Continue Reading »

A pacemaker in the brain for spinal cord injury?

Published: October 24, 2013 | Category: Answers

2007 Regenerative MedicineDeep-brain stimulation, a technique used for more than a decade to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, may help restore greater function and more natural movement to patients with spinal cord injuries that have left at least a few nerves intact, new research says.

A study published this week in the journal Science Translational Medicine showed that in rats whose spinal cords were partially severed, the implantation of a pacemaker in the brain’s mesencephalic locomotor region – a control center for the initiation of movement – restored the hind limbs’ ability to run and support weight to near-normal levels. Continue Reading »

Treadmill Training After Spinal Cord Injury Promotes Recovery When Inflammation is Controlled

Published: August 6, 2013 | Category: News

ohio state universityResearchers Observe Inflammation in Animal Models Far From Trauma Location

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research suggests that treadmill training soon after a spinal cord injury can have long-lasting positive effects on recovery – as long as the training is accompanied by efforts to control inflammation in the lower spinal cord.

The study, in animals, also is among the first to show that spinal cord injuries can create impairments in parts of the cord located many spine segments away from the trauma site. Continue Reading »

New technology has paralyzed monkey’s walking

Published: June 27, 2013 | Category: Videos

Could a cure for paralysis be in the near future? Invivo Therapeutics shows technology minimizing tissue damage after a spinal cord injury Continue Reading »