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

Browsing Articles by Date

New functional scoring helps better treatment for SCI during hESC

Published: October 6, 2017 | Category: News

During the past 2 decades, cell-based therapies for SCI have been researched in several studies. Replacement of damaged neural tissues and re-establishing connections between the central and peripheral nervous system is vital for the treatment strategy for patients with SCI. According to factsheet of WHO, over 5 hundred thousand people are estimated to suffer from SCI per year. American Spinal Injury Association’s (ASIA) Impairment Scale is a universally accepted scale to assess the SCI, but this scale does not cover all parameters of SCI. Development of new scoring system by Nutech mediworld has the remaining parameters covered in its Nutech Functional score(NFS). Continue Reading »

Question Time with Jai (Spinal Cord Injury)

Published: October 5, 2017 | Category: Answers | Spinal Cord Injury:

Jai’s life nearly ended after a dip in the ocean resulted in a high-level spinal injury. He explains how he’s carved out a great life for himself and why he has no use for pick-up lines. Continue Reading »

Magee Rehabilitation Creates Accessible Travel Video for People with Disabilities

Published: October 4, 2017 | Category: Information

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital partnered with Southwest Airlines to create this video of helpful tips for people with disabilities who wish to travel by plane while using a wheelchair. Continue Reading »

What is Sepsis?

Published: October 3, 2017 | Category: Answers

Sepsis is a life threatening medical condition that arises when the body’s attempt to fight an infection results in the immune system damaging tissues and organs. Continue Reading »

Magic Wheelchair

Published: October 1, 2017 | Category: Links

MagicWheelchair.org

Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that builds custom costumes for children in wheelchairs. Our goal is to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair.

Ryan and Lana Weimer, the founders of Magic Wheelchair, have five children, three of whom were born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which requires the use of wheelchairs for the entirety of their lives.

Each Halloween, Ryan made the biggest, “baddest” costumes he could for his sons, Keaton and Bryce. Once news of these costumes spread, Ryan began receiving requests from parents around the world asking if he would transform their kids’ wheelchairs into “magic”.

Continue Reading »