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Spinal Cord Injuries

 

There are not to many worse injuries in the world to have. Without question the strongest people in the world are a spinal cord injured.

As I noted previously, one of my greatest frustrations is seeing how many paraplegic and/or quadriplegic patients are not provided braces because they do not “expect to walk”.

Mobility is great, but standing is critical to maintaining bone and cardiac function. Standing in long leg braces is important and all spinal cord injured patients should spend 2-4 hours a day on two feet at a minimum.

For twenty years I was the medical director of Shake a Leg a spinal cord program for recreational activities specializing in sailing. What I learned is that there is nothing out of reach for every patient.

The future is really wild. Brown University is one of the leading investigator’s in brain function interfacing. The technology now exist to implant an electrode in your brain and teach the patient to type on a computer by just thinking about the letters. The patient does not have to move their arms to make the letters type out. They can think, “turn on the lights” and a receiver in the light turns it on. How cool is that!

 

Specializing in non-surgical treatment of low back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel and sports injuries in Rhode Island (RI).

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