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  • By mrsmagoo · Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Hi everyone, Does anyone out there have any paralysis due to Arterio Venous Malformation (Spinal). Linda ...


  • By Chuckyboy · New reply February 12, 2014
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  • New to site and was skipping around looking at older post and read about "cold laser therapy" Has anyone out there at a T4-T6 level tried it and what were the results? My spine was crushed by abcess ...

Neuron tin and joint pain

  • By Shillc · New reply January 25, 2014
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  • Has anyone experienced joint pain while on neurontin? I am having severe wrist. Ankle, knee pain and have not done anything to cause it ...

Spinal cord injury

  • By TinaO123 · New reply November 16, 2013
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  • Hi, My husband fell down the stairs 2.1/2 years ago, he sustained a C6/7 complete spinal cord injury and is paralysed from the chest down. He is 61 now, spent a year in a rehab hospital and was doing ...

Question about an uncomfortable subject

  • By mike1985 · New reply October 23, 2013
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  • Well, to any one that's paralyzed going the bathroom isn't quite as easy as grabbing a book and going and sitting on the john. I recently had a problem I was wondering if any one would have any advice ...

10/29: Johns Hopkins online seminar on facial reanimation

  • By MoragatJohnsHopkins · Posted October 23, 2013
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  • I'm writing from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Md., as I want to let any interested people know about a free online seminar on facial reanimation surgery and rehabilitation. Facial plastic and ...

Asia B rating

  • By ladybyrd30 · Posted October 19, 2013
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  • My boyfriend has an incomplete spinal cord ASIA B rating do anyone know what that means? If so can you please give me information on this. Thank you so much have a blessed day ...

Reaching out to other Spinal AVMers

  • By RGaray · New reply October 18, 2013
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  • New to this site, but have found some older posts on Spinal AVMs. I am 55 and this is my second major fight with Spinal AVMs between T-9 and L-2. I was fully paralyzed at the age of 12 by a Spinal AVM ...

Baclofen Burnout?

  • By kjocius · New reply October 12, 2013
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  • Has anyone ever experienced Baclofen burnout? I am a C5 incomplete injured July 4, 2010. I am fully functional (walking, driving, exercising at the gym, etc.) but suffer from spasticity and nerve pain ...

Paralyzed,T4-T6 can't bend!!

  • By Chuckyboy · New reply October 5, 2013
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  • Hi I'm new to site and have been looking for some answers/ help to my problem. I woke up July 7,2012 paralyzed after being misdiagnosised for 6 months. I had abcess on spine and it went on for so long ...

Blood clots

  • By choral · Posted August 4, 2013
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  • Has anyone had a problem of multiple clots in both legs developing 6 yrs. post accident? I need advice on warfarin, Xarelto, TPA, Lovonox, etc. have much swelling, especially feet & ankles. I do have ...

Laser Therapy for Pain

  • By Janders1969 · New reply July 23, 2013
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  • I became paralyzed 7 years ago and was coping as well as could be expected. My spinal cord injury was at T-12. Unfortunately, about 5 years ago I developed severe pain at the transition area. That is ...


  • By chrisj · New reply June 14, 2013
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  • Hello I'm a t1 complete and I hate the way my stomach sticks out. I was wondering has any one tried lipo? Can it be dangerous for parapaligics? Will it work? Any advice or insite will help. Thanks ...

any one has this problem , please it's drive me crazy

  • By zenta · New reply June 12, 2013
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  • I sweating on the right side of my body. it happens very much when I'm sitting in my wheelchair . i feel pain in bladder or bowels . note : the sweat started with me when i got skin sore in my buttocks ...

leg spasms

  • By NeverLoseHope33 · New reply April 19, 2013
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  • About a month or so ago I started having really bad leg/muscle spasms. The left leg is worse than right but still it comes really uncomfortable & was causeing lost of pain in my back. I recently had surgery ...


  • By beckyw · New reply April 5, 2013
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  • I would like to know about stem cell, if anyone has had it done? I am a paraplegic between t6 and t7 I have a lot of feeling on my right side but no motor any where. I had a avm in my left rib cage had ...

Acupuncture for Spinal Cord Injury

  • By Beth_Bingman · New reply April 4, 2013
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  • A suggestion was made recently that I should look into Acupuncture as another method in treating my son's spinal cord injury. Have any of you had success with this? Do you have any suggestions in finding ...

Feet & Ankle swelling & weeping

  • By Hunter23 · New reply March 20, 2013
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  • I am a C-6 complete Injury. Feet are swollen 3 times their size, they are weeping water, cracking, skin peeling off and bleeding in places. I Have kept them elevated, lotion, soaks, exercise and they ...


  • By qnbee1230 · Posted March 17, 2013
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  • Is anyone taken Exemestane? My doctor has given me a prescription for it but the side effects scare me. I am not taken radiation or chemo. It is suppose to kill the cancer with the hormone it contains ...


  • By beckyw · New reply March 3, 2013
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  • Does anyone know a good supplements that can help prevent UTI I have to cath no matter how careful I am I still get UTI not a lot but enough. Any suggestions ...

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