Learning how to live life again after a spinal cord injury often means having to learn how to live with significant limitations. This can be a source of frustration for the victims of these injuries; however, hope might be forthcoming thanks to an innovative study that was recently done at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The 25-year-old Stillwater woman who stands accused of plowing into a celebratory crowd at the 2015 homecoming parade for Oklahoma State University recently had amended charges filed against her by prosecutors.
After a spinal cord injury, many patients need rehabilitation. A new study that was presented to the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting shows that patients who start rehabilitation soon after the injury often fare better than those who wait to start rehabilitation.
In our previous post, we discussed how difficult it is for patients with a brain injury to undergo monitoring. If you recall, we discussed new technology that is being tested to make the process easier. Unfortunately, that technology is years away from being available for use on the general public. For now, patients still have to endure the difficulty of the currently accepted methods.
For some brain injury patients, having to deal with the medical interventions that are necessary is a very hard part of life after the injury. One of the difficult procedures occurs when there is increasing pressure on the brain. In order to monitor pressure on the brain, a monitor must be surgically implanted into the patient's head.