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What happens after surgery?
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Technology and treatment options for patients have now changed dramatically for the better after a scoliosis operation. After a routine scoliosis surgery, patients are admitted to the intensive care unit, where focused nursing care speeds recovery. These angels take excellent care of our patients, and so both the patient and their family know that there’s […] Read More
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Are multiple surgeries ever needed?
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Adults do sometimes need more than one procedure. Specifically, they require some kind of procedure done from the front and from the back at the same time. Sometimes this can be done in a single combination operation, but in some cases, the two procedures are done separately. Read More
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How long does a scoliosis surgery last?
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Scoliosis surgeries are complex, and there are many steps to each operation. The operation in children takes from two to three hours. In adults, it takes a little longer, from about four to six hours. If surgeries from the front and back are required at the same time, the surgery will take additional time. Read More
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What are the treatments for lumbar spine injuries?
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Current treatments available for spinal cord patients with lumbar injuries include: Drugs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs are used in treating spinal cord injuries. The quicker these drugs are initiated after injury, the better the result for the patient by reducing inflammation around the spinal cord is. Surgery: Surgical decompression of the nerves and fusion of […] Read More
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Can a blood circulation massager machine heal spinal cord problem?
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Blood circulation dysfunction is one of the most common challenges that people face after sustaining a spinal cord injury (SCI). According to a study on vascular functions, “cardiovascular disturbances are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in both acute and chronic stages of SCI”. Vascular dysfunctions also can increase the risk for deep-vein thrombosis, […] Read More
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Is there a therapy for hemiplegia?
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Therapy options will vary depending on the underlying cause of the hemiplegia and the condition’s severity. Some potential therapies for hemiplegia include: Medical Interventions Medical interventions for hemiplegia are designed to help improve the hemiplegic’s health or alter the progression of a disease that may be causing hemiplegia. Some examples of medical intervention therapies for […] Read More
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Will having an extra vertebrae cause issues for my spinal cord injury recovery?
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Although it is relatively rare to have an extra bone, such as a sixth lumbar vertebra (known as a transitional vertebra), it is not actually that extraordinary. It is estimated that about 10% of adults have some form of spinal abnormality, which can include an extra vertebra. While having an extra bone typically does not […] Read More
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What is spinal cord injury recovery?
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Your SCI rehabilitation journey can be long and often unpredictable. Some spinal cord injury sufferers spontaneously walk years after their injury. Others are never able to move again. While medical science can do a lot to predict what might happen in a particular case, there are no guarantees when it comes to spinal cord injuries. […] Read More
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What is SCI treatment?
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Unlike with many other injuries, the most important component of spinal cord injury treatment begins before you even get to the doctor. Remaining still, avoiding moving your spinal column, and prompt emergency care, can all increase the odds that you survive while minimizing the long-term effects of the injury. From there, doctors will focus on […] Read More

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