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  1. Bio-physical vs. bio-chemical pain treatment

    Sorry. I just meant that if an effective bio-physical therapy for neuropathic pain that doesn't have side effects has been or can be found, it would/ will have significant advantages over narcotics,...
  2. Narcotics Are! Harmful

    For many people with SCI, taking narcotics cause constipation. The dose high enough to reduce the pain can also make the person addle-headed, which is especially bad if the person has a job or drives...
  3. Website for info on Calmare Therapy

    Go to www.calmarett.com.
    This is the equipment company's site that explains the treatment and has a link to clinics offering it. (The company's name is actually Competitive Technologies, Inc., of...
  4. Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment for SCI Pain??

    We have recently become aware of this new treatment for various types of neuropathic pain. Apparently it is most often used for cancer-related pain, but also for some other types of neuropathic pain...
  5. 2006 Grand Caravan Wheelchair Van For Sale

    Vision Viewpoint ADA conversion Dodge Grand Caravan minivan in excellent condition. Silver metallic. 30,100 miles. Rear-entry no-maintenance ramp enables parking in any location and unfolds like a...
  6. Best Use of Tilt AND Recline to Avoid Pressure Ulcers

    My C5/6 son had flap surgery 3 months ago for an ischial pressure ulcer, but now that he has been given the OK to spend some time again in his power chair and return to his job, already a new sore is...
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    Need Info about Colostomy

    Sometimes colostomy sounds like the best solution to all the problems and lost time a quad experiences with the bowel program. Yet, a person with an active life and no use of his hands can't have the...
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    Protein and Constipation

    Our son just had flap surgery for a severe pressure wound, so we are trying to maximize protein intake. However, his experience is that eating (or drinking) a lot of protein worsens his constipation....
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    Response to KLD

    Thanks for your reply. He sleeps on a low air loss, alternating air pressure mattress. He never sits up in bed -- he lies on his side.
    During the day, he spends most of the time lying on a very soft...
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    How to Evaluate Wound Care Clinics?

    After 10 years without a pressure ulcer, our son suddenly developed a very serious one. It quickly progressed to Stage 4, and little healing has taken place despite 6 months of care from an...
  11. Combining ulnar decompression and tendon transfer surgeries?

    My son, C5/6 incomplete, 8 years post, has developed severe pain in his right arm and sometimes also his hand. He has been diagnosed with compression damage to the ulnar nerve due to overuse of the...
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    Where to get Sprinter van modified?

    SCI Nurse -- Where did your friend get his Sprinter van modified for wheelchair accessibility with a rear lift? We're having trouble finding any company that does this with the Sprinter. Can anyone...
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    Accessible Sprinter van???

    Has anyone had a Sprinter van converted to become wheelchair-accessible? Did you have a wheelchair lift installed at the rear of the van? If so, please tell me where you had the conversion done, and...
  14. Echoing/pain in forehead caused by syrinx???

    My adult son, C5/6 incomplete, 8 years post, has just been diagnosed by MRI as having a syrinx. We understand that the advice is to do nothing unless he is losing function or having other symptoms,...
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    FES for Bowel

    Is there any evidence of progress or success in developing a system of implanted electrical stimulation to evacuate the bowel, thus preventing constipation and related problems? Is there anywhere in...
  16. Toxins possibly generating in large intestine??

    For Dr. Wise -- a doctor in a very highly regarded hospital told us that old feces clinging to my son's bowel due to constipation and low motility caused by his SCI may be be releasing toxins into...
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    Echoing and pain in head

    Has anyone had or heard of an SCI-related problem with your own voice echoing in your head (as you are speaking) and thereby causing pain in the head? This is NOT accompanied by high blood pressure...
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    Questions for Xena-Rolls about ACE

    Xena-Rolls, I have contacted Dr. Lund at Univ. of Wisconsin, and he is willing to see my son regarding the Malone Procedure, or ACE. Since you have had this procedure a couple of years or more, could...
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    Why?

    Spinal Nurse or Dr. Young -- do you know the reasons that the Malone Procedure and ACE are done so seldom in the U.S. for adult SCI patients with intractable constipation? Why only for children? Is...
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    Malone Procedure?

    I am looking (on behalf of my son) for anyone with SCI who has had the Malone surgical procedure (for ACE) because of chronic constipation. (The procedure is sometimes referred to as "continent...
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    Need GI doc in Chicago area

    Does anyone know of a GI specialist in the Chicago area who has familiarity with treating gastrointestinal problems caused by spinal cord injury?
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    Malone procedure

    We are seeking doctors and medical centers that are doing the Malone, or ACE, procedure for adult SCI patients with ongoing severe constipation. Ideally, a medical center or doctor in the Chicago...
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    Compounded baclofen OK???

    My son was forced by his HMO to switch to a different clinic and supervising physician for refilling his baclofen pump. Unlike his former clinic, this clinic uses compounded baclofen, which they say...
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    Hate to sound dumb . . . but what does SCI-Nurse...

    Hate to sound dumb . . . but what does SCI-Nurse mean by the "sticky at the top of this forum"? We're looking for disabled parent information sites. I can't see a sticky of any kind at the tip of...
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    Liquid calcium??

    Question for Dr. Young or Spinal Cord Nurse: What is the best kind of calcium supplement to take? Which kind is absorbed best and is less likely to cause constipation? I have read that liquid calcium...
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