Loneliness after a Brain or Spinal Cord Injury 

There are a few injuries that can impact a person’s quite like a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury. A traumatic brain injury can affect a persons’ memory, sleep, personality, mood, responses, planning, understanding and so on, while a spinal cord injury can affect their independence, mobility and functions.   These changes can affect …

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Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is an intricate network of nerve fibers that receive signals from various parts throughout the body. There are 31 pairs within this system, and each one carries an important message to your brain or controls certain functions.  The spinal cord runs inside the vertebral column, and vertebral column protects the entire spinal …

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Spinal Cord Injuries  

Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe and life-changing injuries a person can experience, and they can happen to anyone at any time.   According to the World Health Organization, between 250,000 – 500,000 people suffer from a spinal cord injury worldwide each year.   Most spinal cord injuries are caused by road traffic crashes, falls …

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Neuropraxis Is Now Accepting Spinal Cord Injury Clients

Neuropraxis is pleased to announce that they have begun accepting spinal cord injury clients. This expansion will allow Neuropraxis to better serve the community and provide much needed support to those affected by brain and spinal cord injuries. Neuropraxis offers a cutting-edge home and community rehabilitation program that provides comprehensive and individualized treatment programs through …

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Glossary of TBI Terms

Acquired Brain Injury: A type of brain injury sustained through an event that occurs sometime after birth. Activities of Daily Living (ADL): The routine, everyday self-care activities of personal hygiene such as bathing and dressing, as well as such activities as feeding and walking. Acute Care: Specialized hospital care for patients requiring specific types of …

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The Parietal Lobe 

The parietal lobe is vital for sensory perception and integration, including the management of taste, hearing, sight, touch, and smell. It is located behind the frontal lobes, just above the temporal lobe. The front half of our parietal lobe receives information from our body’s senses such as pain, temperature, touch, taste, pressure and serve functional purposes. For example, feeling …

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Photophobia 

Photophobia is a symptom of an underlying condition or disease that causes an individual to become extremely sensitive to light. It has been reported by patients who have being diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), meningitis, a tumor in the pituitary gland, and multiple other conditions. It is the second most common symptom, after headaches, that are reported by individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury or a post-concussion syndrome. The …

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