New Study Shows Promise In Treating Paralysis

Spinal cord injuries are often catastrophic because they frequently result in partial or complete paralysis. Around 11,000 Americans each year suffer from spinal cord injuries, and about 1.3 million people in the United States are paralyzed, according to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Because spinal cord injuries affect so many people in Pennsylvania and […]

New Technology Shows Promise In Treatment Of Spinal Cord Injuries

A university-led stem cell research trial on three patients with spinal cord injuries has yielded extremely promising results. The patients had complete spinal cord injuries, meaning they were all injured in the thoracic, or chest region, of their spines. Additionally, they were all paralyzed and did not have any neurological function below their injuries. The […]

Trampoline Parks Cause A Jump In Serious Spinal Injuries

Trampoline parks seem like fun to most kids and maybe even some adults. But failure to take reasonable safety precautions can lead to serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, according to a recent report by CNN. For example, a 17-year-old boy who went to a trampoline park in April was turned from an active athlete […]

Philadelphia Where Paralysis Victims Go To Walk Again

Over the past several years, Philadelphia has become a hub for people who have suffered spinal cord injuries and can no longer walk on their own. This is due to the metro area’s availability of cutting-edge robotic technology that works as a second pair of legs. Local rehab facilities offer two competing models of the exoskeletons, […]

New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment To Be Tested On Dogs

Each year, thousands of people in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country suffer from disabling spinal cord injuries, sometimes due to personal injury accidents. In fact, more than 265,000 Americans are currently suffering from spinal cord damage, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. Luckily, modern science is making great strides in providing treatment […]

Safety Of Epidurals Questioned By Fda Despite Popularity

The use of steroid injections by physicians is growing in popularity in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States to treat back and neck pain. However, certain side effects of epidurals are causing dangerous complications including spinal cord injuries, paralysis and fatalities. This has led the Food and Drug Administration to review the dangers relating […]

Man Paralyzed In Construction Site Accident Walks Again

With the help of a bionic exoskeleton, a 43-year-old architect injured in a construction site accident was recently able to walk again. The technology offers hope that people with paraplegia may be able to walk independently in the near future. Currently, Ekso is not available for consumer use at home. However, the manufacturer, Ekso Bionics, […]

Bionic Arm Allows Paraplegic Pennsylvania Man To Feel Again

Seven years ago, a serious motorcycle accident left a Pennsylvania man a quadriplegic. He thought he would never be able to hold his girlfriend’s hand or give his buddy a high-five again. However, because of cutting edge technology, the man recently did both of these things at his own will. The 30-year-old, who has been […]