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Life Following A Spinal Cord Injury Discussions

Anything related to Spinal Cord Injuries, or a wheelchair related disability is ok in here if it doesn't fit into any of the other forums. Whether you are a C5, T12 or L3, Complete or Incomplete Tetraplegic (Quadriplegic), Paraplegic, family member or friend, this forum is for everyone. Everyday issues concerned with daily life and living with a spinal cord injury can be discussed in here. Further information on the different types of spinal cord injuries can be found on the main website under the Types of Paralysis section.

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Feeling Like I'm Newly... - last post by KaterinaWit

Spinal Cord Injury Health Issues


  1. New Acute Spinal Cord Injuries Q & A,
  2. Bladder & Bowel,
  3. Pain Management,
  4. Skin & Pressure Issues,
  5. Neurological Issues,
  6. Muscle Spasticity & Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (Baclofen Pumps),
  7. Pediatric (Children) Spinal Cord Injury,
  8. Spinal Cord Injury Physiotherapy Exercises & Muscle Strengthening Exercises,
  9. Weight Control & Nutrition Following Spinal Cord Injuries,
  10. Spinal Cord Injury Library

Please use the sub forums to post spinal cord injury health questions. Any general questions can be posted in the Health Issues forum. As usual, always seek medical advice from a doctor before acting upon advice in this forum.

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Regain Trunk Control With S... - last post by Kinney Leonard

Complete Quadriplegic (Tetraplegic) Spinal Cord Injury Discussions

Individuals with complete Quadriplegic (Tetraplegic) spinal cord injuries make up around 11% of all spinal injuries. As a result they experience a unique set of challenges socially, psychologically and physiologically. This area may also be used for motor complete Quadriplegic (Tetraplegic) topics as well. The terms Quadriplegic and Tetraplegic are interchangeable and both refer to a spinal cord injury in the cervical area of the spinal cord. Incomplete motor Quadriplegic (Tetraplegic) issues should be placed in the Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury section.

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Florida...here I Come! Have... - last post by dom165

Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury & Cauda Equina Syndrome Injuries


  1. Cauda Equina Syndrome Discussions

An area for those with an incomplete spinal cord injury or Cauda Equina injury This forum is also for those with, Anterior Cord Syndrome, Central Cord Syndrome, Posterior Cord Syndrome, Brown Sequard Syndrome and Cauda Equina Syndrome. This area is also for those who may have had a spinal cord injury, and recovered enough sensation or motor skills to enable them to walk. Further information on incomplete spinal cord injuries can be found on the main website under the Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury section.

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New Gal.. - last post by Tetracyclone

Spouse & Carer's Forum (Including Carer Issues)

A place where the Spouses and Carers can talk, exchange advice and talk about caring for someone with a spinal cord injury. Dating and relationship posts will be moved from here to the Relationships section.

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When Does It Get Easier? - last post by vlavhut1

Independent Living, Disability Benefits, Education & Employment


  1. Organising a Care Package and Independent Living,
  2. Disability Benefits and Incapacity Benefits Advice - DLA - PIP - ESA,
  3. Disability and Returning to Education, Training and Employment

All aspects of living independently with a disability. The discussion forums include disability benefits advice, employment advice, education and training opportunities and advice on organising your life to live as independently as possible.

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How Is Independence Possible? - last post by supercrip13

Parents in Wheelchairs


  1. Fertility Advice Following a Spinal Cord Injury

So, just how do you raise a child when you are confined to a wheelchair? Share advice on starting a family, raising a child and keeping control of your family following a spinal cord injury.

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Just Found Out I'm Preg... - last post by supercrip13

Sports for Disabled


  1. Wheelchair Rugby - a.k.a Murderball,
  2. Wheelchair Basketball,
  3. Disabled Motorsports,
  4. Extreme Wheelchair Sports,
  5. Paralympic Games Discussions - Including Rio, Brazil 2016 Paralympic Games

Do you have information you wish to share about disabled sports, or do you have questions regarding Wheelchair Rugby, Basketball, Tennis, Athletics etc. Any sport which can be played by someone with paralysis or a disability can be talked about in here.

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Talent Search - Boccia - last post by mkendrick

Travel Tips & Wheelchair Accessible Holiday Destinations

Have you just returned from a brilliant holiday with disabled wheelchair access for a wheelchair, or was it a disaster? Accessible travel tips are also welcome in here. Let everyone know how your accessible holiday was, good or bad, it's always useful to know. Also contains wheelchair accessible concert venues and accessible day trips. Additional information can be found in the Wheelchair Accessible Holidays area of our website.

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Anyone Undertaken A Desert... - last post by guido

Spinal Cord Injury Charity News And Fundraising


  1. Aspire - Spinal Cord Injury Charity,
  2. The Back-Up Trust,
  3. Spinal Injuries Association,
  4. Spinal Injuries Scotland,
  5. Spinal Research

News from spinal cord injury charities, and individuals fundraising for spinal cord injury charities. Charities are welcome to post press releases in this forum to promote their spinal injury charity and events. If you are fundraising for a spinal injury charity, use this forum to let everyone know what you're up to. You can also use this forum to exchange fundraising ideas and advice.

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Horizon Trike - Halfway To... - last post by butiki

Spinal Cord Injury Research, Cure & Treatment News


  1. Spinal Cord Injury Surveys

Articles related to spinal cord injury repair, research and therapy. Please include the url back to the original article. Articles include: Adaptive Technology, Implants, Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy, Adult Stem Cell Therapy, OEG Research and the cure and treatment for spinal cord injuries.

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Stem Cells - last post by pgilstrap

Spinal Cord Injury Compensation and Legal Advice

This forum is for the discussion of legal issues surrounding spinal cord injuries. These issues include: compensation, medical liability, interim payments, disability discrimination and lawyer, attorney, court and solicitor issues. Additional information can be found in our Spinal Injury Compensation area.

The views in this forum are those of the respective posting members, and not of apparelyzed.com.

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Car Accident Money - last post by lavenderthistle

Writer's Corner - Spinal Cord Injury Autobiographies and Stories


  1. The Healing,
  2. Love Note

Fancy writing a book on your life following a spinal cord injury? This area is for budding authors to discuss writing techniques, and discuss how to get your story published. This is for both creative and factual writing.

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Write A Book? - last post by Ratticis

Cafe Apparelyzed


  1. Games Area Forum

A meeting place for everyone to chat about anything which doesn't fit into any of the categories in the forum. Life, Food, TV, anything goes in here. Any topics related to Spinal Injuries or disability culture posted in here will be moved to the appropriate forum.

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Ask The Next Person A Question - last post by Ratticis

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Adaptive Equipment, Home Adaptations, Disabled Clothing & Tips


  1. Women Specific Issues & Disability Fashion,
  2. Disability Home Automation and Environmental Control

Do you have a tip or use a piece of disability equipment you want to share which helps you in your everyday battle against paralysis. Maybe you use a disability equipment adaption to make life easier, or have some fashion tips on adaptive clothing. Well post the details here for all to see.

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Sugru.  Sugru Who? - last post by Farfelle

Assistive Technology, Accessible Computing, Adaptive Technology Reviews and Questions


  1. Microsoft Based Accessible Computing,
  2. Apple OSX Based Accessible Computing,
  3. Linux Based Accessible Computing,
  4. Home Automation Utilising Cross Platform Adaptive Technologies,
  5. Accessible Video Gaming - XBox - Nintendo Wii - Playstation,
  6. Assistive Google/Android Technologies: Phones, Tablets, eReaders, etc.

Assistive Technology, Accessible Computing, Adaptive Technology and Home Automation. These reviews and questions involves all technologies involved in using adaptive technology to make equipment functionality accessible to the disabled.

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World Of Warcraft - last post by rybeatty

Mobility : Wheelchairs, Scooters & Adapted Cars Reviews and Requests.

Have you found a great manual wheelchair or electric wheelchair you would like to recommend, or are you having trouble with hand control's in your car?. Post wheelchair reviews and questions, accessible car reviews or anything to do with getting from A to B with a disability in this forum.

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Disability Classifieds - Equipment - Secondhand Wheelchairs - For Sale / Wanted

If you have a disability related service, equipment or property to sell, or wish to buy, then post it in here. Equipment such as secondhand handbikes / handcycles, used wheelchairs, exercise equipment and wheelchair spare parts are just some of the secondhand disability equipment listed in here. Warning - Do not post your email address or personal contact details in your adverts, as these can be used to defraud you by scammers.

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Quickie Allcourt - last post by SU31

Commercial Disability Services, Manufacturer and Retail Equipment Company Forum

This is an area where commercial disability services, manufacturers and retail companies can showcase their equipment and services. Please note that we prefer manufacturers and retailers to restrict their posting to this area so as not to annoy members with a mass posting of commercial promotional material elsewhere in the forum.

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