All Spinal Cord Injury Articles

Facts and Tips about Spinal Cord Injury

Five little-known facts about spinal cord injury (SCI), with a focus on its fascinating history.

Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury

Auto or motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of SCI, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC).

Spinal Cord Injury Center

Spinal cord injury involves much more than damage to the spinal cord. After the primary injury, a cascade of secondary events can occur.

Anatomy of a Spinal Cord Injury

Article walks you through the anatomy of the spinal cord and the body's nerve system. Good place to start if you want to understand how a spinal cord injury affects the body.

Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury

After a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may need to go through rehabilitation to learn how to face various physical, occupational, and emotional challenges.

Exams and Tests for Spinal Cord Injury

Sometimes the extent of a spinal cord injury is not obvious. That is why it is important to dial 911 first and keep the patient still to avoid further spine or spinal cord damage.

Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

The symptoms of spinal cord injury (SCI) vary from case to case, depending on the cause and location of the SCI. Symptoms range from pain to paralysis.

Halo Brace Use with Cervical Fractures

The halo brace is used in treating cervical fractures because of it's ability to almost completely immobilize the cervical spine.

Steps to Prevent Complications Following Spinal Cord Injury

New research highlights ways to avoid complications following a spinal cord injury, as well information on recovery expectations.

AST-OPC1 Stem Cell Therapy May Offer New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury

An investigational treatment called AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells) may give new hope to people with a recent spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury: Inside the Fehlings Laboratory for Neural Repair and Regeneration

Dr. Michael Fehlings takes SpineUniverse inside his research lab and talks about his lab's areas of focus in spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury: Nerve Regeneration and Stem Cells

Learn about the research being conducted at the Fehlings' Lab for neural repair and regeneration.

Common Spinal Cord Injury Questions

Does a spinal cord injury always cause paralysis? Does the cord have to be severed to be considered a true SCI? Does a broken neck automatically mean an SCI? Find answers to these and other common spinal cord injury questions.

High Thoracic Pathological Fractures

This interesting patient case report includes the surgical management of posterior thoracic pain caused by a vertebral fracture.

Spinal Cord Injury: Glossary

Glossary defining terms related to spinal cord injury.
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