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  1. Removing the rods and crews helps to give you a...

    Removing the rods and crews helps to give you a little more flexibility so is not uncommon. It depends on why the rods were put in - non-traumatic cause versus traumatic.

    I am sure it is scary -...
  2. You should take a look at the microcyn postings. ...

    You should take a look at the microcyn postings. That seems to have worked miracles for some people on this forum. Also, make sure that you keep your fluid intake up - I know you probably do that...
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    I echo 24/7 Quad. I would certainly talk to your...

    I echo 24/7 Quad. I would certainly talk to your prescriber about increasing your baclofen just a little. It may not take a lot and you are using very small doses.
    If you find that you don't...
  4. Check out these resources for plans that you...

    Check out these resources for plans that you might want to use as a starting point.

    https://www.pva.org/research-resources/accessible-design/accessible-home-design-book/
    ...
  5. No message received. Did you follow these...

    No message received. Did you follow these instructions?

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?51479-Private-messages-for-the-SCI-Nurses

    You would need to add the photos as an attachment...
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    Hasn't logged on here since 2014....

    Hasn't logged on here since 2014. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/member.php?9647-2jazzyjeff

    (KLD)
  7. Thread: Neck Pain

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    Opioids are not a very good treatment for...

    Opioids are not a very good treatment for neuropathic pain. Have you tried gabapentin (Neurontin) or pregabalin (Lyrica)?

    NSAIDs are good for orthopedic or muscular pain, but can also interfere...
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    No, not at all. Rainman was trying to find out...

    No, not at all. Rainman was trying to find out what happened to DA. He is not DA.

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    You should only use one suppository type, in my...

    You should only use one suppository type, in my opinion. I am not sure what using two different types would accomplish.

    As long as the Magic Bullet is prescribed, most insurance companies do...
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    I would be curious to see what is happening...

    I would be curious to see what is happening underneath that scab. Have you seen a wound care specialst about it? Feet and toes are tricky to heal due to circulation eing decrease to those areas.
    I...
  11. Vaseline does not have healing properties. It...

    Vaseline does not have healing properties. It acts as a barrier.
    Without seeing the wound, it is difficult to say what it should be doing. The area around it is probably from the wound draining...
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    It is not a dumb question. The idea behind a...

    It is not a dumb question. The idea behind a fecal transplant is that it replaces the bad bacteria with good bacteria. And the bacteria is site friendly. I am not sure that it will make a...
  13. The strains of bacteria out there are vicious at...

    The strains of bacteria out there are vicious at times. It sounds like this is the case for you. IV antibiotics are helpful, when used appropriately and it does sound like this is the case right...
  14. Any way you can post good quality close up photos...

    Any way you can post good quality close up photos here, or send to the SCI-Nurses' e-mail account?

    (KLD)
  15. Thread: Neck Pain

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    Is your pain neuropathic pain or is it orthopedic...

    Is your pain neuropathic pain or is it orthopedic (musculoskeletal) pain? They are managed differently. What have to tried for management?

    (KLD)
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    World Sepsis Day: Sept 13

    People with SCI are at high risk for developing sepsis for a variety of reasons. Educate yourself on prevention, detection, and management here:

    https://www.worldsepsisday.org/

    (KLD)
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    I don't remember an AD and can't find him in the...

    I don't remember an AD and can't find him in the Community list. Perhaps you are referring to DA? He has not been on our forums since 2010. Don't have a clue where he is now....
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    Glycerine suppositories are not supposed to melt....

    Glycerine suppositories are not supposed to melt. They work by the glycerine being in physical contact with the mucosa (be sure you don't insert into stool) and the glycerine causing irritation of...
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    Sunburn? Cellulitis? (KLD)

    Sunburn? Cellulitis?

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    Here is an example. I assume you are in the USA,...

    Here is an example. I assume you are in the USA, Keith? It doesn't say on your profile.

    https://www.rehabmart.com/product/immedia-fresh-bath-board-38791.html


    (KLD)
  21. What is your insurance? If Medicare, you will...

    What is your insurance?

    If Medicare, you will need to get an evaluation for a power chair done by a RESNA certified therapist, who will also most likely recommend, and ideally have some chairs...
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    Thanks for sharing. It makes sense that you...

    Thanks for sharing. It makes sense that you might be irritated by the scents that they put in these products.
    ckf
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    It is an interesting concept and certainly one...

    It is an interesting concept and certainly one that is gaining some traction. It works extremely well with some people who have c.diff. It certainly makes sense and could work in a lot of...
  24. Thread: sleep

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    The memory foam might make it more difficult to...

    The memory foam might make it more difficult to move but you could try it. We don't generally recommend it for pressure relief but if you are using it for comfort, it might help. I would try some...
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    I am not sure that boot would help. There are...

    I am not sure that boot would help. There are multi-podus boots out there that would provide some cushioning. I would look them up on Amazon and see what you can come up with.

    Is there anyway...
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