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The central piece of the new SCI Medical Home is an interdisciplinary annual clinic focused on preventative care occurring on Tuesday afternoons at the 3 North clinic of Old Brooklyn Campus of MetroHealth. Please note that the term “Home” suggests that this clinic is the center or starting point for most or all of your...
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by Dr. Christina Oleson The August edition of Spinal Cord, a leading journal in the publication of spinal cord injury research, features an article by Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Christina Oleson MD on the role of administering intravenous Zoledronic acid for the prevention of bone loss given in the first 21 days following ...
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USANEO Chapter Update – Fall 2023 As always, we have been keeping busy over the past few months. We had an incredible time at USANEO’s 2023 Trivia Fundraiser, which featured a wide selection of raffle prizes and had a great turnout. Although it was hard to top last year’s fundraiser, we had more of our...
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The Model System Knowledge and Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury. This library is home to factsheets, podcasts, videos, and comics to describe different areas affected by spinal cord injury. People...
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by Dr. James Wilson, DO Pain after a spinal cord injury (SCI) is very common. Pain comes in different ‘flavors.’ Doctors often separate pain into neuropathic (from nerve damage) or somatic (from muscles, bones, or other similar body parts). One especially common type of somatic pain is shoulder pain. More than one-third of people with...
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Chronic pain is something that, unfortunately, many people with SCI live with.  In fact, up to 80% of people with SCI develop some kind of pain within the first year of injury. The SeePain Resource was developed because people living with SCI said they wanted more information about pain to understand it better, to learn more...
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We wanted to feature a source on Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) after a spinal cord injury as this can often lead to life-changing circumstances. AD, sometimes referred to as Autonomic Hyperreflexia, is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that many people with spinal cord injury (SCI) experience when there is a pain or discomfort below their level...
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When treating depression or depression-like symptoms, many don’t think of nutrition.  However, when focusing on consuming specific nutrients, especially those that help your brain, can improve your mood and provide energy needed to perform all the daily necessities of life.  Your gut health can also play a role in helping depressive symptoms because of the...
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Due to many circumstances, the MetroHealth Spinal Cord Injury Forum will be postponed for 2023.  We are working on a new date and will update everyone soon.  We want to bring the best event possible and are working hard behind the scenes.  
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Join us for A Night of Trivia & Raffle Fundraiser on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm EST in the Scenic Valley Room at the Emerald Necklace Marina in the Clevland MetroParks. (Address: 1500 Cleveland Metro Park Dr Lakewood, Ohio 44107) To purchase Trivia Tickets, please visit https://events.eventgroove.com/event/4th-Annual-A-Night-Of-Trivia-Fundraiser-84691 Socialize at 4:00 pm...
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