With back to school just around the corner, children are playing it up during these last days of summer - in backyards, parks, playgrounds and just about anywhere else kids can be kids. But, during fun time, safety comes first. This week's post highlights the dangers of child and youth concussion to help parents spot the signs.
Following a spinal injury, the treatment the injured individual receives could have a bearing on the extent to which they recover. Because a spinal injury can have such a devastating impact on the body of the person who suffers it - potentially leaving them unable to move their limbs as a paraplegic
The majority of people with SCI (60%) are overweight and often struggling with ways to rid themselves of their added pounds. However, we recently had an email from a consumer asking us for healthy ways to gain weight. He, like many other underweight individuals with SCI, struggles with trying to pack the pounds on.
Author Mitchell Tepper, Ph.D., knows first-hand how surviving a serious injury or illness, or living with a chronic condition, brings a host of physical changes, emotional responses, and relationship challenges. Those challenges can leave one feeling like less of a man or woman, undeserving of love, fearful of rejection, and avoiding sex. However, injury or illness doesn’t have to end your sex life, promotes Tepper.
Bone health is important for every one as we get older and even more so for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Following SCI a person can lose anywhere from 30-50% of their bone mass and this usually occurs below the level of injury in the weight bearing bones of the hips, thighs and shins. These weakened bones can make a person more susceptible to the development of osteoporosis and fractures.
Life after spinal cord injury can be challenging in many ways. Dealing with bladder management issues can be frustrating and cumbersome, but obtaining a better understanding of the physiology of the bladder and effective strategies to minimize risk of bladder complications can provide you with the tools necessary to make your bladder work for you, rather than against you.