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Spinal Cord Injury: How PTs Can Help

2020-04-07T12:17:58-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles, Neuro Rehab Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Many Faces of Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury, or SCI, is defined as damage to the spinal cord causing temporary or permanent changes in its function.  The spinal cord is a wonderfully complex structure, which controls so many things in our bodies, and an injury can vary widely based on where the injury occurred. Cervical spinal cord injuries typically affect a larger proportion of the body, which can include arm function, thoracic typically the trunk muscles and lumbar [...]

Let’s Talk Multiple Sclerosis

2020-04-07T12:18:18-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Neuro Rehab Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a type of auto-immune disease in which the body attacks the nerves that make up the central nervous system (CNS), typically affecting the brain and spinal cord. Over 2 million people worldwide are affected by MS, and data from the National MS Society suggests over 1 million adults over 18 in the United States are living with the disease. The disease process includes damaging myelin, which is the protective substance that [...]

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