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spinalcordinjury awareness month

That small slide show shows some facts about spinalcordinjury

this topic is very complex just because it has lot of terms letters and those have numbers beside them. With the function of the body it does. Below are pictures that show the spinalcord

as I’m still learning so I can put this in simple language, I only explain what I know.

1. in your first 90 days determines what functions you will have active control of. Through your life more active functions will come to you this is what you calling incomplete injury. Here’s the PC definition incomplete injuries leave some degree of sensory or motor function intact. PC(politically correct)

2. a complete injury is where a person doesn’t have control of there function of there body ( ow there’s been case that they active control there body out of nowhere) otherwise no active control

Certainly, here are some facts about spinal cord injuries. Here’s PC definition Complete injuries result in total loss of function below the injury site.

3. Causes: Spinal cord injuries can result from various causes, including accidents (such as car crashes and falls), sports injuries, acts of violence, and medical conditions like tumors or infections.

4. Paralysis: Spinal cord injuries often lead to paralysis. Tetraplegia (formerly called quadriplegia) affects all four limbs, while paraplegia affects only the lower half of the body.

5. Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation is a crucial part of recovery. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and assistive devices can help individuals regain function and adapt to their new circumstances.

6. Assistive Technology: Advances in technology have led to the development of various assistive devices like wheelchairs, exoskeletons, and communication aids, which can significantly improve the quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries.

7. Secondary Complications: People with spinal cord injuries are at risk of secondary complications, such as pressure sores, muscle atrophy, and respiratory issues, which require ongoing management.

8. Research and Hope: Ongoing research into spinal cord injuries offers hope for potential treatments and even spinal cord regeneration in the future, although this is still an area of active investigation.

9. Emotional Impact: Coping with a spinal cord injury can be emotionally challenging. Psychological support and counseling are often essential for individuals and their families.

10. Costs: Spinal cord injuries can be financially burdensome due to medical expenses, ongoing care, and assistive devices. Insurance coverage and support programs may help alleviate some of these costs.

11. Advocacy: Various organizations and advocacy groups work to raise awareness and improve the lives of those with spinal cord injuries through research, education, and policy advocacy.

It's important to note that the impact of a spinal cord injury can vary widely depending on the location and severity of the injury, and each individual's experience is unique.

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