Spine Injuries


TameThePain.com – Medtronic Pain Pump and Pain Pacemaker – Medtronic Safety information
What is the noise heard during a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation?

Vertebrae Anatomy diagram

Cervical Spine

Cervical Spine Topics by eOrthopod


Lumbar Spine

Lumbar Spine Topics by eOrthopod

Resolving low back pain, sprain & strain 

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

60 Spine surgeons on the forefront of biologics & stem cells

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Spine-surgery.com – Spine FAQs; Articles; Procedure Photos & Illustrations; Information on the SB Charite III Artificial Disc Study; Virtual Grand Rounds with radiographic images. 

Artificial Disc Replacement Implants  

The Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center

Spinal Cord Society – An international society for cure research

International Campaign for Cures of Spinal Cord Injury

Quit smoking – Smoking not only causes cancer and heart problems but also degrades bone structure including the spine.

Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury

American Nurse today – Caring for patients with spinal cord injuries

The American Spinal Injury Association

American Trauma Society

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

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.

Center Watch Clinical Trials Listing Service

ClinicalTrials.gov A service of NIH

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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 Systemcentered at the University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Spinal Research Trust

Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Projects

BrainandSpinalcord.org – a resource for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors.

VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Services

The Travis Roy Foundation was established in 1997 to help spinal cord injury survivors and to fund research into a cure.

Spinal Cord Injury Zone 

Neurosurgery Videos – American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Braces for your neck and back

Filing for Social Security Disability with a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Levels & Classification

Spine Diseases

Regional Spinal Cord Injury Centers

Questions To Consider When Choosing A Rehab Facility

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)

Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System

Mount Sinai Model Spinal Cord Injury System

Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Northern California Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Northern New Jersey Model Spinal Cord Injury System

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Rocky Mountain Model Spinal Cord Injury System

University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System

Spinal Cord Research Center

Texas Model SCI System

Virginia VCU/MCV SCI Model Spinal System

Computer Aided Speech Communication & Internet Access for Quadriplegics

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