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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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What Constitutes A High Par... - last post by supercrip13

Spinal Cord Injury Health Issues


  1. Bladder & Bowel,
  2. Pain Management,
  3. Skin & Pressure Issues,
  4. Neurological Issues,
  5. Muscle Spasticity & Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (Baclofen Pumps),
  6. Pediatric (Children) Spinal Cord Injury,
  7. Spinal Cord Injury Physiotherapy Exercises & Muscle Strengthening Exercises,
  8. Weight Control & Nutrition Following Spinal Cord Injuries,
  9. 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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Surgery Scheduled This Comi... - last post by Tetracyclone

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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Calling All Tetra/quad Comp... - last post by tdmjr78

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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Central Cord Syndrome - last post by supercrip13

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 AlliWillcox

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 Kebrett5212

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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United Airlines - last post by Outlier

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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Brian Carlin, Ceo Of Aspire... - last post by Apparelyzed

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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How People React To The... - last post by Trollwomn

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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Written Up At Work Because... - last post by samkrieg21

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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How Do You Leave Your Old S... - last post by Outlier

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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This website is a way for those with spinal cord injuries to share experiences and advice. Any medical matters, treatments or alternative therapies discussed on this website should be thoroughly reviewed by a medical professional or therapist before being acted upon. Under no circumstances should you alter prescribed medication or a medical care plan without consulting your doctor or care plan supervisor first.