A social network and support resource for friends, family, and survivors of spinal cord injury.
Hi, my names Ashlyn and this is just a short post with a bit of info on me. A lot of this is found in my profile but no harm in repeating.
- I'm a C5 complete quadriplegic from Ireland
- I'm 15 years old
- I'll be injured for 8 years on November 1st 2019 (Accident on November 1st 2011) …Continue
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
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
*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
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
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
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
Here are six key updates in the treatment of spinal cord injuries in the past six months: The Tim and Caroline Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation at Kessler Foundation opened in East Hanover, N.J., in January. The facility has more than 50 researchers focusing on spinal stimulation research and restoring function in people with paralysis.… Continue Reading »
Loa Griesbach’s days revolve around family, work, adventure, fashion, blogging — and her ventilator. Loa Griesbach has an insane collection of designer boots and spike heels. All are in mint condition. No scuffs, no worn tread. As she shares in her blog: “These boots were NOT made for walking.” Griesbach, who works at Ventec Life… Continue Reading »
Jesse Alberi was out elk hunting 12 years ago when his truck rolled on a hilly dirt road. The accident crushed the cab and left him paralyzed from the waist down. Later as he lay in a hospital bed facing a future in a wheelchair, Alberi wondered: Who am I if I can’t do the… Continue Reading »
In rodent studies, method reduced likelihood of further spinal cord trauma while delivering large doses of potentially reparative stem cells; the approach may have utility for multiple neurodegenerative conditions Writing in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, an international research team, led by physician-scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, describe a… Continue Reading »
Permanent neurological impairments can occur after spinal cord injury (SCI) due to the failure of the spinal cord motor and sensory axons to regenerate. This is because the mammalian central nervous system (CNS), unlike in some amphibians and reptiles, has inhibitory molecules blocking growth post-development, as well as the lack of an effective regenerative response… Continue Reading »