#WorldSpineDay: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problems

An unhealthy spine can interfere with the entire central nervous system and can also cause a host of unwelcome health issues such as pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs, impaired breathing and digestion and impaired control of the bowel and bladder. On the occasion of World Spine Day, doctors informed that around […]

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painless sex after spinal surgery

How to have painless sex after spinal surgery

People having undergone surgeries for the treatment of spinal cord injuries are often concerned about their sex life post-surgery. Back pain may interfere with intimacy, decrease sex drive (libido) and interfere with sexual enjoyment. Patients with pelvic numbness or nerve dysfunction may feel less stimulation and pleasure or have difficulties developing or sustaining an erection […]

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Spinal implants are getting better at reversing paralysis, researchers reveal

The implant device has allowed three men with partly crushed spinal cords to regain some walking abilities after a few weeks of training. But the approach wouldn’t work for anyone whose spine has been completely severed. Many people who are paralysed from a crush injury to their spine have a few nerves still connecting the […]

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World Spinal Cord Injury Day: Majority of the cases are avoidable

Spinal Cord Injury Day (SCI) is observed on 5th September every year with the objective to spread awareness amongst the general public. Increased awareness about SCI will facilitate an inclusive life for persons with disability and promote preventive programmes to stop spinal cord injuries. This initiative taken by International Spinal Cord Society will not only […]

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Study on zebrafish could aid spinal cord injury treatment

Study on zebrafish could aid spinal cord injury treatment

Edinburgh scientists hope the results of a study into the nervous systems of a species of small exotic fish could hold clues to new therapies for people with paralysing spinal cord injuries. Edinburgh University researchers said they have uncovered a “vital mechanism” in the damaged spines of zebrafish that helps nerve connections to regrow. Zebrafish […]

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