TameThePain.com – Medtronic Pain Pump and Pain Pacemaker – Medtronic Safety information
What is the noise heard during a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation?
Cervical Spine Topics by eOrthopod
- Neck Pain
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
- Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
- Cervical Burners and Stingers (Brachial Plexus Injuries)
- Cervical Corpectomy and Strut Graft
- Cervical Discectomy
- Cervical Foraminotomy
- Cervical Laminectomy
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Cervical Spine Anatomy
- Dropped Head Syndrome
- Posterior Cervical Fusion
- Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS) for Cervical Spine Pain
Lumbar Spine Topics by eOrthopod
- Lumbar Spine Anatomy
- Anterior Lumbar Fusion with Cages
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Back Care Boot Camp
- Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement
- Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- Lumbar Disc Herniation
- Lumbar Discectomy
- Lumbar Facet Joint Arthritis
- Lumbar Laminectomy
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
- Lumbar Spondylolysis
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Posterior Lumbar Fusion
- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Sacral Insufficiency Fractures
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS) for Chronic Lumbar Spine Pain
- Treatment Guidelines for Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Anatomy – Chiro Geek
Discography & Disc Anatomy – Chiro Geek
Spinal Cord Injury in Children – Children’s Hospital Boston
The Spinal Cord Injury Zone – not-for-profit Spinal Cord Injury educational Knowledge Base
Apparalyzed – provides patient information about acute spinal cord injuries, as well as treatment, symptoms, information on long-term rehabilitation issues, and peer support, to help improve the quality of life of those affected by a spinal cord injury.
Tetraplegia – Restoring hand function after a spinal cord injury.
QUAD-LIST Discussion Group – a forum for anyone who suffers a partial or full loss of function of all 4 extremities of the body
SpineUniverse.com – Everything for your neck & back
Radio Frequency Neurolysis – a technique for temporarily destroying nerves for pain relief.
X STOP – Deciding on X-STOP Surgery for Spinal Stenosis. X STOP is a titanium metal implant spacer designed to fit between the spinous processes of the vertebrae in your lower back.
INFUSE Bone Graft – a therapy for spinal fusion called INFUSE bone graft eliminating the need for painful bone graft surgery.
Stem Cells in Spine Surgery – National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Spine-surgery.com – Spine FAQs; Articles; Procedure Photos & Illustrations; Information on the SB Charite III Artificial Disc Study; Virtual Grand Rounds with radiographic images.
Spinal Cord Society – An international society for cure research
Quit smoking – Smoking not only causes cancer and heart problems but also degrades bone structure including the spine.
American Nurse today – Caring for patients with spinal cord injuries
Acorda Therapeutics – Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. was established in March 1995 to develop therapeutic products for spinal cord injury (“SCI”) and other central nervous system disorders.
ClinicalTrials.gov – A service of NIH
Cleveland FES Center – Restoring Function through Electrical Stimulation
Craig Hospital – Craig Hospital is exclusively dedicated to specialty rehabilitation and research for patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig has treated more than 24,000 patients since 1956 – more spinal cord injury patients than any other single facility in the world.
Miami Project to Cure Paralysis: SCI research
The Myelin Project – The Myelin Project is an international grassroots organization whose mission is to accelerate medical research on myelin repair. Myelin is the white matter coating our nerves, enabling them to conduct impulses between the brain and other parts of the body. It consists of a layer of proteins packed between two layers of lipids. Myelin is produced by specialized cells: oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system, and Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system. Myelin sheaths wrap themselves around axons, the threadlike extensions of neurons that make up the nerve fibers. Each oligodendrocyte can myelinate several axons.
Shepherd Center – Shepherd Center is an Atlanta-based catastrophic care hospital, treating people with spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, and other neuromuscular illnesses and urological problems.
Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System – centered at the University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
BrainandSpinalcord.org – a resource for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors.
The Travis Roy Foundation was established in 1997 to help spinal cord injury survivors and to fund research into a cure.
Neurosurgery Videos – American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Spinal Conditions from A-Z
- eSpine [R Pashman]
- Spinalcord Injury Information Network – (US)
- Spine-Health.Com including a collection of Spine Animations – (US)
- Spinal Disorders: Points in Differential Diagnosis – Washington Univ/Neuro
- Autonomic Dysreflexia in spinal cord injury
- Spinal Stenosis
- Intervertebral Disk Displacement
- About Herniated Disc [Farcy & Schwab] – OrthoSpine, N.Y. (US)
- Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Options for Herniated Lumbar Disc [Humphreys and Eck] – Am Family Phys, Feb ’99
- Scheuermann’s Disease
- About Scheuermann’s disease – OrthoSpine, N.Y. (US)
Georgia Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System – The Shepherd Center in Atlanta (A nurse specializing in spine injuries told me that this is where she would want to be if she were a quadriplegic)
Eyegaze Edge™ eyetracking technology, by LC Technologies, Inc., is an eye-operated computer for both control and communication. It also utilizes a device for monitoring and recording eye motion and related eye data and turns your eye movements into typing, “talking” (audible computer-generated speech), and even operating equipment such as turning on a lamp. The Eyegaze System’s Eyefollower™ tracks both eyes over the full range of head motion solving tolerance-to-head-motion when tracking eye movement and accommodates all-natural head motions during normal operation.
CogniTechCafe offers support for assistive technology devices to individuals, service professionals, clinicians, and vendors of technology products for individuals with disabilities.
Tobii Eye Tracking & Eye Control DynaVox – A user-customizable system that gives users the ability to communicate by using computer-generated synthesized or digitized voice. A wide range of preloaded, synthesized voices and AT&T Natural Voices including child and adult voices can be used. With wireless Internet access, communication can also be accomplished via e-mail, text messaging, and other methods. Standard shortcuts with built-in spell checker and phrase prediction features allow the user to easily and quickly send messages and engage in quickly moving conversations on or off-line. Utilizing a computer with Windows, the user can use any Windows-compatible program, play games, and set up a Web camera. The device can operate a television, CD or DVD player, light switches, or any other item that can be operated with a remote control. Easily transition from one language to another with a single button.
DynaVox EyeMax – The EyeMax System allows users to access their DynaVox Vmax (above) with a simple blink, or by dwelling on a desired area of the screen.
Implantable Brain Sensor – Article about a surgically implanted brain sensor that allowed a 25-year-old quadriplegic to operate a computer and other devices simply using pure thought instead of eye movement. The implantable brain sensor is the size of baby aspirin, and the computer was created by Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, Inc (Braingate)
Documenting consumer experiences acquiring and using assistive devices of all kinds following spinal cord injury.
Allowing paralyzed individuals to walk again
Spinal cord implant could allow paralyzed individuals to walk again