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Jami Fork and alexander aichner are now friends
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alexander aichner left a comment for Taina Maki
"hi taina....! nice to see you.... welcome and a smile from me to you...! you are really newly injured. i hope you stay well! alex"
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Taina Maki is now a member of Pushrim
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Nathan Davis is now a member of Pushrim
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"hi jami, welcome here.... it´s hard to find anybody to talk here.... but i keep on waitnig,.. :-) would be great to talk to you cu alex"
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Posted by Elizabeth Marie Cole on July 3, 2020 at 11:47am 2 Comments

I really joined because I want to communicate with people who have been through or are going through my shoes now. I have a lot of questions. Just no one to answer me them. Please feel free to reach out to me. We can build up each other. Help one another. I’m so tired of being the only person in my whole town that is in a wheelchair. The stares, the smart comments etc. The little town I’m from. I’m the only paraplegic in the county. We don’t have any support groups. My parents have been…

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Looking for advice 1 year anniversary of my spinal cord injury is close.

Posted by Elizabeth Marie Cole on July 3, 2020 at 9:57am 4 Comments

August 10th, 2019. I was involved in a single car accident. I was ejected and hit a tree I’m told. I don’t really remember much about my accident. The only thing I do remember was waking up in the hospital an I couldn’t feel or move my legs. The doctors then told me I was a T5 complete paraplegic. I would never walk again. With my one year anniversary coming up soon my mind is all over. Plus depression is still there. Any advice I’m happy to accept. I’m still learning basic task but am getting… Continue

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Posted by Paula Reyes on July 1, 2020 at 8:31pm 0 Comments

I thank god each and every day from the time I wake up and go to sleep. I am lucky to be here with my daughter and son and I’m blessed to have my son in law and grandkids they are my world but in. 2007 i was almost took in from my family and one of my member of my family is not here with us .here I am and not my son he gave has life for me so I’m here to be stronger with every breath I take in each and every year that passes this world with out him and yes he is my angel he watches over me .…

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Posted by Paula Reyes on July 1, 2020 at 8:29pm 0 Comments

I thank god each and every day from the time I wake up and go to sleep. I am lucky to be here with my daughter and son and I’m blessed to have my son in law and grandkids they are my world but in. 2007 i was almost took in from my family and one of my member of my family is not here with us .here I am and not my son he gave has life for me so I’m here to be stronger with every breath I take in each and every year that passes this world with out him and yes he is my angel he watches over me .…

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Tendon Ultrasound Imaging Study

Posted by Ray on January 20, 2020 at 7:21pm 0 Comments


Research Participants Needed

Posted by Ray on October 28, 2019 at 10:40pm 0 Comments

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Rehab

Started by Jose maria in Excercise. Last reply by Chris Tynan Feb 25. 1 Reply

HiMy name is jose maria i have a sci at lvl c5, im from Perú, and i have a sister who lives in houston. i wanna know if there is a center similar like Next step center from LA. i sw a video abpuyt the program. I hope you can help me with some…Continue

Scraped up Cabinets

Started by Lisa in Equipment Feb 1. 0 Replies

Hi, I am new to this site, so I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I am in a Quickie HP and for 35 years have only used Quickies. I am looking to get a new chair and I am wondering if any of you have found a make and model that will…Continue

Cutting my pain meds off that helped me function?!

Started by BEN DARBY in Care. Last reply by Nathan Dec 20, 2019. 2 Replies

How is it not medical malpractice cutting me off meds that help me function.I'm ready to Blow my brains out like 20,000 other vets already didI get it now.And if one more person says meditate or get a massage I'm going off! That voodoo crap might…Continue

FOR SALE - SCIFIT Pro2 Recumbent Bike w/ Swivel Seat

Started by Richard Bell in Classifieds. Last reply by Allen Scarpetti Oct 4, 2019. 1 Reply

*Price Just Reduced to Sell ASAP:Hello Friends: I joined 24fit because I need to be around motivated people to work out, even hired a trainer. So It's time that I Sold my SCIFIT Professional Elliptical machine. Its a SCIFIT Pro2 Recumbent Bike w/…Continue

Pushrims for Quads?

Started by DEAN RAGONE in Equipment. Last reply by Gareth H Aug 22, 2019. 31 Replies

I am a c5-6 incomplete quad, I currently have my rims dipped in a rubber substance that over the years has changed and as a result I am having a harder time getting a good grip. Any quads out there use plastic coating, or something else for grip?…Continue

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Small Item Gripping Aid

Started by Gareth H in Equipment Dec 11, 2018. 0 Replies

Hey, so most people will be aware of the various gym and sport related gripping aids made by Active Hands, but I just wanted to mention that they've just launched a new gripping aid designed for small items such as pens/razors/toothbrushes/paint…Continue

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The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Implanted Neural Stem Cell Grafts Show Functionality in Spinal Cord Injuries

In mouse studies, the specialized grafts integrated with host networks and behaved much like neurons in a healthy, undamaged spinal cord Using stem cells to restore lost functions due to spinal cord injury (SCI) has long been an ambition of scientists and doctors. Nearly 18,000 people in the United States suffer SCIs each year, with… Continue Reading »

Paralyzed man has sense of touch restored by brain-machine interface

This is the first BMI to restore movement and touch simultaneously Ten years ago, while on vacation in North Carolina, Ian Burkhart broke his neck in a diving accident. The diagnosis was as life-changing as the injury: a complete spinal cord injury in the cervical spine. An injury of this nature often results in paraplegia. Burkhart… Continue Reading »

Mouse study shows spinal cord injury causes bone marrow failure syndrome

Research conducted at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine found that spinal cord injuries in mice cause an acquired bone marrow failure syndrome that may contribute to chronic immune dysfunction. “We also found that it’s possible to overcome certain aspects of spinal cord injury-induced bone marrow… Continue Reading »

Clonus After Spinal Cord Injury: How to Minimize Involuntary Shaking

After a spinal cord injury, you may experience involuntary, rhythmic shaking called clonus. To help you better understand clonus after spinal cord injury, this article will go over its causes, symptoms, and management. What Causes Clonus After Spinal Cord Injury Clonus is a reflex typically caused by sudden, passive stretch of a muscle. For example,… Continue Reading »

Home Exercises for Spinal Cord Injury

Exercise is essential after a spinal cord injury. Lack of physical activity leads to poor fitness, weight gain, diabetes and increased risk of heart disease. On average over 60% of individuals with a spinal cord injury are obese. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, individuals are more likely to lead a sedentary lifestyle due to… Continue Reading »
 
 
 

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