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Muscular Dystrophy

This is a group of inherited disorders that involve muscle weakness and loss of muscle tissue, which get worse over time. This may occur at any age but the most severe forms usually occur in early childhood.There are multiple types of muscular…

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord and is more common in women then men.MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is…

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Spina Bifida; Cleft Spine

Spina bifida refers to any birth defect involving incomplete closure of the spine. Myelomeningocele is a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth and may affect 1 in every 800 infants. The condition is a type…

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My SON

First of all I would like to say how very proud I am of my son, Matthew Pollard.  He has done far more than what the doctors expected him to do but not yet finished doing what is expected of him!  

Matthew was a 10 lb. Baby and was…

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1 Reply · Reply by Mattthew Pollard Jun 27, 2013

Bedsores

I have a question: I volunteered at nursing home before and I saw some bedridden patients with some graphic bedsores. Do people in wheelchairs get bedsores? If so, how common are they? Does it very with the mobility of the person (ie…

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2 Replies · Reply by Spicygurl Dec 6, 2012

General Public

There will be no fingers pointed here, nor any blame place, but i do have an "invasive" question. What do most people think when they see an individual in a chair? "I wonder what happened"? "I bet life is hard"? I am just curious so i know what…

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9 Replies · Reply by Maisie Morgan Dec 11, 2017

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)- injury to the spinal cord that is caused by trauma which may result in no effect on the patient(incomplete injury) to total loss of function(also know as a complete injury). Symptoms of this type of injury may include…

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My beginning

To start, my name is Matthew. Hiiiiiii. The apparent million dollar question, what happened? When i was 16 i had a motorcycle wreck. It was 2005 and i was a junior in high school. Not quite sure what happened as i had a brain injury, but, i think…

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1 Reply · Reply by Strong Wheeled Mar 7, 2013