Spinal Cord Injury

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Spinal Cord Injury

  1. 1. Spinal Cord Injury By: David Smith
  2. 2.  A spinal cord injury is when you get hit and the cells are damaged on the cord  It also cuts the nerve which can lead to paralysis from where the injury happened downhttp://www.stritmatter.com/washington-personal-injury/seattle-spinal- http://www.livestrong.com/article/188833-spinal-cord-injury-side-cord-injuries/ effects/What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
  3. 3.  They usually keep the surgery for the people that the paralysis keeps on spreading throughout their body Surgery can be used to clear blood clots and anything putting pressure on the spinal cordSurgery
  4. 4.  In the US, there is around 12 to 15 thousand spinal cord injuries that happen during each year Most of the people die from this The majority of the injuries that occur usually happen to young people It mostly happens between the age of 15 and 35.How many happen a year?
  5. 5.  Kevin Everett suffered a spinal cord injury in a football game while trying to make a tackle The doctors said that he probably wouldn’t walk for the rest of his life Though just two days after he suffered the injury he was showing signs of moving his arms and legsSpinal Cord Injury in sports
  6. 6. Kevin EverettKevin Everett http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3012739
  7. 7.  There is no known medication that can repair those damaged cells. There is always people now though that are looking for ways to. There is rehabilitation where physical therapists will help to try and get the movement back into your lower body They also have nurses that help out with the bladder and bowel functionsRecovery
  8. 8.  They also have psychologists, speech therapists, occupation therapists, and case manager that help throughout this processRecovery http://www.vcuhealth.org/?id=844&sid=1

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