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News and information on spinal injuries from Los Angeles spine injury lawyers, Steven M. Sweat, APC, Attorneys at Law.
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Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Device compares favorably to surgically implanted option, researchers say
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Spine Injury Attorney in CA

Spine Injury Attorney in CA | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Spine injury attorney in California explains the legal rights of spinal damage victims to recover money for back trauma caused by negligence or wrongdoing.
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Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury
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Prevention and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries in Early Stages Following Trauma

Prevention and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries in Early Stages Following Trauma | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Prevention and treatment of spinal cord injuries can make all the difference in mitigating against long term physical effects.
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Is regeneration of a damaged spinal cord possible with epothilone?

Is regeneration of a damaged spinal cord possible with epothilone? | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Damage to the spinal cord rarely heals because the injured nerve cells fail to regenerate. The regrowth of their long nerve fibers is hindered by scar tissue and molecular processes inside the nerves. Scientists in now report that help might be on the way from an unexpected quarter.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Damage to the spinal cord rarely heals.  This is because of the nature of the nerve tissues involved and the fact that nerve fibers are hindered from regeneration by scar tissue and other factors.  This may be a breakthrough in the treatment of spinal trauma.

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Doctors Continue to do Spinal Surgeries Despite History of Alleged Abuse and Malpractice

Doctors Continue to do Spinal Surgeries Despite History of Alleged Abuse and Malpractice | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
More than a dozen physicians representing two hospitals have been named as defendants in federal lawsuits that allege they acted in bad faith by allowing a spine surgeon to perform surgery at the hospitals.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Fortunately, there are many great spine surgeons in the U.S.  Unfortunately, there are also some that are allegedly not so reputable.  Doctors who conduct unnecessary surgeries or engage in other unprofessional conduct should be disciplined and, if they continue to operate below the standard of care, they should have their licenses revoked.  This is costing lives!


For more information on spinal cord injury claims related to auto accidents and other trauma in California click here .

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Breakthrough Procedure Allows Paralyzed Man to Walk Again

Breakthrough Procedure Allows Paralyzed Man to Walk Again | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
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This is a very interesting story out of Australia.  A man paralyzed from the waist down due to a stabbing underwent a new medicla procedure.  Nerve cells were extracted from his nose and ankle and transplanted at the point of his spine that was severed.  He has now gained partial mobility in his legs.  It is great to see new innovations like this in the treatment of spinal cord injury.


For more information on spinal cord injury claims in California from Los Angeles injury law firm, Glotzer & Sweat, LLP, visit our website: http://www.victimslawyer.com/spinal-cord-injury/


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Spinal Cord Meeting

Spinal Cord Meeting | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
A meeting of the medical and legal minds about spinal cord injury to improve the lives of spine injury victims. Visit our site to find out more about Spinal Cord Injuries and related matters.
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Facilitating transparency in spinal cord injury studies using recognized information standards | Science Codex

Facilitating transparency in spinal cord injury studies using recognized information standards | Science Codex | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
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SPINALpedia: The Power of Experience : Spinal Cord Injury Videos

SPINALpedia: The Power of Experience : Spinal Cord Injury Videos | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Spinalpedia is a mentor network and video database that works to help ease and simplify the difficult transition for the spinal cord injury community into life with paralysis.
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Sciatica Pictures Slideshow: Sciatica Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Get rid of that pain in your rear! WebMD's slideshow on sciatica explains the symptoms, causes, and treatments for this nagging lower back pain.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Sciatic nerve pain is a common injury following a trauma to the lumbar vertebrae of the spine.  Such injury can result from a traumatic event such as fall or motor vehicle collision.  This is a good overview of the symptoms and treatments for this painful condition.



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What is Spinal Cord Injury and Disease? A good, brief synopsis from the United Spinal Association

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It is important for people to educate themselves on spine injury and disease.  This helps us better understand those afflicted with this condition.  

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Neuralstem Spinal Cord Injury Stem Cell Trial Approved To Commence At ... - Wall Street Journal

Neuralstem Spinal Cord Injury Stem Cell Trial Approved To Commence At ... - Wall Street Journal | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Neuralstem Spinal Cord Injury Stem Cell Trial Approved To Commence At ...Wall Street JournalROCKVILLE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc.
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Stem cell research provides one of the more promising hopes for a cure for paralysis. As an attorney is that represents an assists persons suffering from paralysis, I am encouraged by news regarding this type of medical research.
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Spinal Fusion Surgery Following Trauma

Spinal Fusion Surgery Following Trauma | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Spinal fusion surgery following a traumatic event such as a car accident, fall or blow to the neck or back can provide relief to many victims.
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Spinal Fracture Attorneys in Clearwater, Florida | Dolman Law Group

Spinal Fracture Attorneys in Clearwater, Florida | Dolman Law Group | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Spinal fractures in Florida are typically caused by high velocity accidents such as car crashes or long falls, and they are very serious injuries. They can pinch, compress, and even tear the spinal cord. Treatment of spinal fractures depends on...

Via Matthew A. Dolman
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Mind-Controlled Keyboard Helps People With Paralysis

Mind-Controlled Keyboard Helps People With Paralysis | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Stanford University engineers have developed a more precise mind-controlled virtual keyboard, enabling the disabled to communicate effectively.
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Groom, Paralyzed In Motorcycle Accident, Surprises Bride With Wedding Dance

Groom, Paralyzed In Motorcycle Accident, Surprises Bride With Wedding Dance | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Sgt. Joey Johnson has used a wheelchair since August 2012 when he was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident following a 10-month tour in Afghanistan.

But at his June 2014 wedding to Michelle Johnson, he surprised his beautiful bride by standing for ...
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

So great to see the human spirit triumph in the face of adversity.  So many motorcycle riders every year sustain serious spinal injury including trauma severe enough to severe or impact the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis.  As an attorney who represents motorcycle accident victims with spinal injury, I am hopeful that medical science will continue to develop better treatments for these patients and, one day, a possible cure.


For more information on motorcycle accident and injury claims in California visit our webpage here .

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Despite paralysis, cyclist's goal is to be back on bike this year | CyclingTips

Despite paralysis, cyclist's goal is to be back on bike this year | CyclingTips | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
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You have to love the power of the human spirit!  Paralysis is obviously a life-altering event but, this bicycle accident victim is taking it in stride and vowing to get back on his bike sooner rather than later!

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How well do you know your spine? | WebMD

How well do you know your spine? | WebMD | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
WebMD Quiz: Facts About Your Backbone. Do astronauts get taller in space? Do babies have more bones in their spines? Find out in this WebMD quiz.
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The spinal column, like many other major body parts, is the subject of misunderstanding sometimes.  This quiz from WebMD sorts out some truths and myths about the human spine.

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‘Wheelchair Challenge’ Offers Students Perspective on Living with a Spinal Cord Injury or Disease

‘Wheelchair Challenge’ Offers Students Perspective on Living with a Spinal Cord Injury or Disease | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

They say you should never judge another person until you have walked a mile in their shoes.  In this case, able-bodied persons experience what it is like to function within the confines of a wheelchair to gain perspective on those who rely upon such devices for everyday living.  


Click here for more information on spinal cord injuries and civil claims for damages related to spine trauma .

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For more information concerning Rhode Island Spinal Injury lawyer please visit:
http://www.ripersonalinjurylaw.com/traumatic-brain-injury-tbi/

an article by RI Spinal Injury lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
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In the course of a calendar year, tens of thousands of people suffer traumatic head injury in car, truck or fall accidents. A decent percent of these injuries require extensive rehabilitation or even a hospital stay.


It is important that people and the loved ones around them are cognizant of the symptoms of a serious head injury. There are numerous deficiencies that could result from a blow or injury to the head. These deficits include memory loss, emotional problems, concentration problems, vision deficiencies, learning disabilities, nausea, hearing loss, coma, cognitive deficiencies or smell issues.


Retain a RI traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer


If you suffered a concussion or injury to your head as a result of an accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of an individual or corporation then you should retain a Rhode Island personal injury lawyer who is also a RI traumatic brain injury attorney. A providence car accident lawyer will fight to get you the settlement that you are entitled to.


Not every head injury from a trucking or motor vehicle crash results in death or inability to function on a day to day basis. Many blows to the head result in a concussion. Concussions are serious and do in fact constitute TBI.


important keywords: RI Brain Injury, RI personal injury lawyer,Spinal Injury Lawyer

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The Road From Paralysis To Motherhood

The Road From Paralysis To Motherhood | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
The main question I think many people have is: "Can someone with paralysis have sex, conceive, and have a healthy pregnancy?" The answer is yes to all of the above. But, over the past four years, I have come to learn more about my unique ci...
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Paraplegic man takes on ultimate cycling challenge

Paraplegic man takes on ultimate cycling challenge | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
58-year-old Robert Groves from Crawley, West Sussex, was left paralysed from the waist down after a serious accident eight years ago.
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'Bionic' suit helps paralyzed patients walk again

'Bionic' suit helps paralyzed patients walk again | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
A special “bionic’ suit is changing the lives of patients who are suffering from partial paralysis and unable to walk. Brian Flanagan, 26...
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Great strides are being made in research into technology to assist victims of spine injury and paralysis.  The so-called "bionic suit" seems like one of the more promising.

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Death, injury an annual reality in OHV sport beloved by Utahns

Death, injury an annual reality in OHV sport beloved by Utahns | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
A crash at the sand dunes nine years ago paralyzed Tyler Lathem, but didn't take away his passion for off-highway riding. Nine OHV fatalities have occurred so far this year in Utah, which saw eight de
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Many people every year enjoy off-roading in ATVs and other recreational vehicles.  Unfortunately, crashes involving these off road motorcycles and four wheelers can result in serious injury including paralysis.  This is a poignant account of just one instance among many that occur every year.


For more information on spine injury related to off road vehicles in California go to:  victimslawyer.com/spinal-cord-injury/


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This Man Was Paralyzed, But That Didn't Stop Him From Standing Again

This Man Was Paralyzed, But That Didn't Stop Him From Standing Again | Spinal Injuries and Paralysis News and Information | Scoop.it
Doctors at the University of Louisville have zapping electricity into the spinal cords of four paralyzed men, enabling them to stand and move their legs.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

New and innovative treatments continue to be developed for spinal cord injury.  This one seems particularly promising.  As an attorney who advocates for victims of spine injury, I am glad to see this type of research being conducted and hope it leads to bigger and better medical therapies.


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