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  1. Thread: Gyrostim

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    Gyrostim

    Anyone try Gyrostim for recovery with success?
  2. Thread: New SCI

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    Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it!

    Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it!
  3. Thread: New SCI

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    KLD, don't know the exact amount he's...

    KLD, don't know the exact amount he's taking...but last night he told me he's taking a host of meds and vitamins...definitely neurontin and also gabapentin. he saw his neurosurgeon for a follow up...
  4. Thread: New SCI

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    Hi KDL, he's not smoking...never been a smoker. ...

    Hi KDL, he's not smoking...never been a smoker. he is on meds...he's on neurontin...and possibly one more. but definitely neurontin, though not sure if that's more for muscle spasms or the...
  5. Thread: New SCI

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    my brother mentioned that he has a constant...

    my brother mentioned that he has a constant feeling of pins and needles or neuropathy that runs all over his body every minute of every day. is that a typical symptom of SCI? Is it reversible? ...
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    Thanks for sharing alhavel...i'm glad that you...

    Thanks for sharing alhavel...i'm glad that you enjoy it. i'm willing to try anything to help my brother feel better as well. wishing you continued recovery!!
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    thanks November!

    thanks November!
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    thanks for the feedback. i just re-read my...

    thanks for the feedback. i just re-read my post...and i mean to say he's NOW able to walk and has some use of his left arm and hand--enough to be able to feed himself, brush his teeth and shave. not...
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    Hot Tub/Jacuzzi

    is it recommended for a SCI patient to sit/enjoy a hot tub? or is being in hot water bad? he ruptured his discs from c4 to c6...and had cartilage jammed in his spinal cord at c1. after surgery...
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    NextStep and locomotion

    Has anyone tried locomotion at NextStep in Lakewood, California? My brother suffered a SCI 33 days ago. He is able to walk a little and move his left arm but no response from his right arm yet. On...
  11. Thread: New SCI

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    KLD, I see....i will have to check out the...

    KLD, I see....i will have to check out the exercise and recovery forum for more information. i checked out Project Walk from your earlier post, but it's in Carslbad which is nearly 2 hours away.
  12. Thread: New SCI

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    Also curious if anyone has tried "locomotor"...

    Also curious if anyone has tried "locomotor" rehabilitation program for SCI? There's a non-profit out here in LA called NextStep that was created by an individual who had suffered a spinal cord...
  13. Thread: New SCI

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    Thank you avictoria! I will reinforce what I...

    Thank you avictoria! I will reinforce what I told my brother about aquatherapy. As i mentioned in earlier posts, he will be released from inpatient rehab soon--no firm date, but we're being told...
  14. Thread: New SCI

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    kari, that's a great idea--we didn't even...

    kari, that's a great idea--we didn't even consider a gym, we were literally thinking of purchasing or renting specific equipment for him. he's getting discharged in the next week or so...or at least...
  15. Thread: New SCI

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    swh2007, thank you for sharing. your personal...

    swh2007, thank you for sharing. your personal experience does help refuel our optimism that hopefully he will have movement in his right arm. he's working really hard everyday and we are just...
  16. Thread: New SCI

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    KDL, Thank you so very much for your insight. ...

    KDL,
    Thank you so very much for your insight. Casa hasn't given us a firm discharge date yet, so I will pass this information along to him in terms of make sure we get a detailed home exercise...
  17. Thread: New SCI

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    We are in Los Angeles, Arcadia, CA specifically. ...

    We are in Los Angeles, Arcadia, CA specifically. He is currently in-patient at Casa Colina in Pomona, CA. They said outpatient is 2 hours a day, but my brother would like more. He is encouraged by...
  18. Thread: New SCI

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    Thanks for the feedback Darkeyed Daisy, Cajun and...

    Thanks for the feedback Darkeyed Daisy, Cajun and SCI Nurse! Quick question, he is getting discharged soon, and is researching outpatient therapy. Though outpatient, he gets less time in therapy....
  19. Thread: New SCI

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    Thanks for replying Kari! Would you mind if I...

    Thanks for replying Kari! Would you mind if I asked you how your upper body strength and movement are today? he has not seen improvement in his right arm and said he was concerned he was "losing...
  20. Thread: New SCI

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    New SCI

    My brother recently suffered a SCI. He ruptured his discs from C4 to C6 and had cartilage damage at C1 which was blocking his spinal fluid. No movement from any of his extremities when he was...
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