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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Spinal Cord Injuries .....

Your spinal cord is made up of nerves and never fibers. These nerves are responsible for sending signals back and forth between your brain and the body. The signals tell the bodies muscles to move and your body when to feel sensations. The spinal cord is located in ones back and is protected by vertebrae. The vertebrae and spinal cord pair are known as the spinal column. There are 4 parts to the spinal column (1) cervical (neck) (2) thoracic (upper to middle back) (3) lumbar (lower back) and (4) sacral (tailbone). 

When trauma or disease occurs at the spinal column spot a spinal cord injury can take place. If your spinal column presses down on or pinches your spinal cord an injury takes place. The injury can cause swelling or bruising to take place. Likewise, if infection or disease takes place an injury can take place in your spinal cord.

If a spinal cord injury takes place but the person still has some feeling or movement below the level of injury then the injury is said to be incomplete. However, if the individual has no movement or feeling below the level of injury it is said to be a complete injury.

If you have ever been in an accident where a possible spinal injury has taken place then you know that the first step is that they put you in a firm brace or in traction. If you have never experienced this then trust me, they will brace you so that if the spinal column has not been injured it wont be. Movement during a spinal cord injury may damage it more. Medicines to keep you from moving may also be given. If bad enough surgery to remove the part of the spinal column that is damaging or blocking the spinal cord.

Spinal cord injuries affect individuals differently but many will have both physical and emotional issues. Spinal injuries may cause:

  • loss of movement in legs making it hard or unable to walk
  • loss of movement in the chest, trunk, hands, or arms 
  • loss of feeling in parts of the body
  • loss of bladder and bowel control
  • pain or stinging sensations, spasms

In addition to physical conditions anxiety and depression may affect those with spinal cord injuries and the family and friends that love them. Fear  loss of dreams is often the first thoughts when a spinal injury occurs but that is not the only thought other factors include:

  • details of the spinal cord injury
  • age often plays a role 
  • cause of injury
  • life situation --- job, school, where you are in life
  • ability to get to specialist and rehab workers after injury
  • obtaining those that will help and encourage both personally like family and friends as well as others in the social network. 

The main thing is that you know that there is still life. That there are those that love you and you can make it even though the road is a bit harder now

1 comment:

  1. Recently, a business associate shared with me an intriguing story about someone with back pain...

    Michelle Onoff is a successful yoga instructor. Yet for some reason, she suffered with lower back pain.

    As a chiropractor, and someone in the healthcare field, I was fascinated by this.

    I don't know about you, but I was under the impression that yoga instructors, given their active, stretch-filled, muscle-focused, posture-perfect profession and lifestyle, would be the LAST PEOPLE ON EARTH to experience back pain.

    Actually, I was kind of shocked.

    If a health-minded yoga instructor can be dealt a crippling back pain blow, what does this say about the rest of us?

    Here's Michelle story in her own words. I think it'll inspire hope if you're suffering...

    "I was feeling very weak in my core area. And I was having some radiating pain in my lower back.

    And I was going to the doctors, and they were telling me things like you need to have disc replacement.

    You need to have all these surgeries...

    You need to be on these pain medications;

    And they wanted to put me through a lot of surgical procedures...

    I didn’t want to do ANY of that. But the pain was so bad... I needed some relief.

    So I went to two neurosurgeons and I went to a back pain specialist...

    The surgeons wanted to operate on me in different places...

    … and the back pain specialist wanted to do various procedures, including implanting something permanent in my spine.

    I’ve had four procedures that involved needles in my spine, epidurals in my spine and that only gave me a little bit of temporary relief for a couple days.

    But it did not cure or really help anything.

    It just put a band-aid on a pain for couple of days and that was it.

    After my first session of Back Pain Relief4Life, I felt an opening in my back that I haven’t felt in a long time.

    I felt stronger to my core and I felt that that radiating burning heat pain that I was feeling, seem to dissipate a little bit.

    It seemed to just open up my back in general.

    And then after my second session today, I noticed EVEN MORE the stretch in my lower back and more strengthening in muscles that had been weak that I think might help support my lower back.

    I was VERY SKEPTICAL about doing Back Pain Relief4Life. Because, as I am a yoga instructor, I feel very knowledgeable in anatomy. And how to help people that come to me in pain.

    But I was not aware of certain muscles that I was not using in the body that might help my lower back."

    - Michelle Onoff

    Here's the back pain program she's referring to:

    ==>Back Pain Relief 4 Life

    I share this with you today because if you suffer from back pain (like 3/4 of the population), I'm told this pain relief program WORKS WONDERS.

    People, in as little as 16 minutes, have experienced nothing less than total relief. Do nothing more than a specific sequence of 8 simple, pain-relieving movements.

    Sounds incredible, but yet Michelle is a prime example.

    See for yourself. Especially if you're being told surgery, needles and medication are in your immediate future.

    ==>Back Pain Relief 4 Life

    You've got nothing to lose.

    Rajinder Singh

    PS: My personal takeaway? Michelle was humble to admit yoga wasn't working for her.

    To me? That takes guts.

    She was also smart enough to stay away from drugs and surgery when there were other more natural options.

    But sometimes, one gets to the point where you'll try ANYTHING to get even a little bit of relief. If you're at that point, I encourage you to check out:

    ==>Back Pain Relief 4 Life


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