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Getting back your health with an exoskeleton: 4 options

An exoskeleton is just one of the medical advances that could help people with spinal cord injuries walk again. This helpful tool comes from a few different manufacturers, making sure patients have choices. There are a few different exoskeletons including the ReWalk Robotics Personal System, e-LEGS exoskeleton, REX exoskeleton and Indego by Parker. Here’s a …

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Lasting symptoms of TBIs: What to expect

There are some consequences of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that develop six months or later following an injury. These consequences include headaches, seizures and other serious symptoms of past injuries. As a patient recovering from a traumatic brain injury, it’s very important to stick with the treatment plan your doctor has prescribed for you. Everyone …

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You may be injured after even a minor car wreck

It’s a common misperception that people involved in minor car accidents that leave few visible injuries don’t need to seek medical evaluation. In many ways, it’s quite understandable. You’re on your way to work or to pick the kids up from soccer when a distracted driver rear-ends you at a red light. Harried and hurried, …

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Complications of spinal injuries can be chronic

After a spinal injury, most people believe that a person just doesn’t feel anything. The truth is that not all spinal injuries are the same, and the symptoms vary dramatically. Depending on the severity of the injury, a person could suffer from pain for years, whereas another person may feel nothing and need assistance regulating …

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Preventing sports injuries: Equipment matters

Sports injuries are bound to happen due to the nature of the activities. It’s hard to imagine getting through a football or baseball season without at least one injury. Although that’s the case, it’s possible to reduce the risk of sporting injuries significantly by using the right safety equipment. Safety equipment ranges based on the …

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Bedsores aren’t just minor nuisances for many people

People who are bedridden and those who have severe mobility issues often can’t adjust their position to prevent pressure from being placed on specific points in the body. They will often rely on other people to help them out with repositioning. Patients in nursing homes and those who depend on care aides should be moved …

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