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
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
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
In experiments on rats with spinal cord injuries, the rodents improved their walking ability following treatment. Researchers have demonstrated a novel method that might regrow nerve cells at the site of spinal injuries. Writing in the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland delivered a treatment of hydrogel to rat nerve… Continue Reading »
Exercise after Spinal Cord Injury: Why Do It? Exercising after a spinal cord injury (SCI) is just as important as it is for able-bodied people. People with SCI may be more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and body composition concerns. Hear our experts and people with SCI speak about the importance of exercising after a spinal… Continue Reading »
Researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s have developed a new antimicrobial coating which can be applied to urinary catheters and other medical devices to significantly reduce pain and lower the risk of infection. The unique coating has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for the millions of catheter users worldwide.… Continue Reading »
Recently researchers discovered an axon guidance protein known as Plexin B2 in the central nervous system (CNS). During the spinal cord injury, this protein plays a significant role in the healing of the wound and neural repair. The experiment was designed and conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This study could… Continue Reading »
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Indiana University School of Medicine report that increasing energy supply within injured spinal cord nerves in mice could help promote axon regrowth and restore some motor functions. The study “Restoring cellular energetics promotes axon regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord injury,” appears in Cell… Continue Reading »