No one wants to worry about the possibility of losing more function or suffering from increased pain, but scar tissue and cysts in and on the spinal cord can cause just that for a small percentage of people with SCI. Tim Gilmer talks with wheelers dealing with these unfortunate circumstances to learn how to handle spinal cord complications.
My first priority was to regain the range of motion I had lost in my arms and shoulders, critical for transferring and wheeling.
Tim Gilmer interviews Dr. Wise Young.
Research has shown that epidural stimulation in combination with locomotor training can lead to restoration of a number of important functions. Also, an interview with Dr. David Darrow.
Q. As a person with a hidden disability, I am constantly struggling with the feeling of being unfairly judged or even attacked by people who do not understand my needs or issues.
What started as a simple inquiry about a potential profile developed into a beautiful correspondence between two longtime wheelchair users about life on the ranch.
Where would that leave those of us with chronic disabilities?
Q. Lately I am less willing to go to friends’ and new acquaintances’ homes, mainly because so many of their bathrooms are not accessible or the rooms are too crowded ...
Despite facing many of the same barriers that wheelchair-using doctors encounter, a growing army of nurses on wheels is fighting the system and advocating for changes that will benefit everyone, with and without disabilities
Wheelchair users are making it through medical school and rolling into emergency rooms, operating rooms and private practices with greater frequency.