Monday, September 24, 2018

Stimulator Study in KY

An exciting development out of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center in Louisville, Kentucky, where researchers are seeing success with implanted stimulators.  Some study participants are back on their feet and learning to walk again.  These studies, which involve implanted epidural stimulators together with extensive physical therapy, are aimed at regaining function where there was none.  They're already changing lives.
Complete or incomplete injury, people need to see these stories in the news.  Hope is a healthy habit, especially after a spinal cord injury.

Monday, September 17, 2018

A Short Note on SCI Awareness

September is designated Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month.  With all of the statistics passed around in September, it's startling to see how many lives are affected by SCIs.  However, what's more startling is how much an individual life is changed by a spinal cord injury.  This type of injury is so small, but leaves such a big impact. 
We can all learn a lesson from being aware of SCIs: little things may have huge repercussions!  No matter how the injury happened, a relatively tiny cut or bruise in the spinal cord counts for a lot. 
So too does every step forward in recovery. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018