Tag Archives: spinal cord injury

The Model Systems Databases – A Wealth of Data at Your Fingertips

What are the leading causes of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury? How can a person’s age when they were injured impact their recovery? How many people with these injuries return to work? These are the kinds … Continue reading

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The Long View of Living with Spinal Cord Injury

Did you know NIDILRR has funded one of the longest-running studies of the effects of spinal cord injury (SCI) and aging, following the same individuals for more than 45 years? The current project, Aging and Spinal Cord Injury: A 45-Year … Continue reading

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The SCI Model System Centers – A Brief History

This National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month, we’d like to acknowledge the long history of the SCI Model System Centers! While NIDILRR is turning 40 this year, the SCI Model System Centers are actually closer to 50! In 1967 … Continue reading

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National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month – Start with the Basics

September has been designated National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month, thanks to a Senate resolution, and throughout the month we’ll highlight research and resources from the NIDILRR SCI community. The NIDILRR-funded National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates there … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Does chronic pain affect a person’s mental health and are there strategies to help deal with both? This edition … Continue reading

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ASIA Inaugural Fellows Include Eleven NIDILRR-Funded SCI Researchers

The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) recently awarded the first group of Fellows. Eight of the sixteen fellows are current or former principal investigators (PIs) of NIDILRR-funded research projects in spinal cord injury, including the Model Spinal Cord Injury System … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury – Looking Back and Looking Forward

In honor of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, NARIC Director Mark Odum shares his insight on the past and future of spinal cord injury. More than 40 years ago I broke my neck diving into and hitting my head … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR-funded Research: Aquatic exercise therapy for people with Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial (J75815) (English). This article describes a study that evaluated … Continue reading

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Is there a difference between recreational therapy and activity programs?

Recently, we wrote about recreational therapy. However, if you have visited a long-term care center or similar facility, you may have heard of their activity program. You might be wondering: Are activity programs the same as recreational therapy? There are … Continue reading

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Chronic pain and disability: Pain Awareness Month

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) defines chronic pain as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being.” In other … Continue reading

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