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  1. Thread: Gas

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    On a slightly different tack, my farts seem to...

    On a slightly different tack, my farts seem to build up then just vanish. I can feel the gas building then it just goes but Where? I can't smell them and i do break wind normally on about 50% of the...
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    Well its been interesting. The study finishes in...

    Well its been interesting. The study finishes in 2 weeks. I have enjoyed the fes bike and the core exercises but i have to say the walking on the treadmill has been disappointing. Its great for...
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    No problem Klaus, Had the initial assessment...

    No problem Klaus,

    Had the initial assessment today, range of movement in right leg just short of normal but fatigues quickly, left still spasmodic. Sensation varies so much though, sharp and...
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    Intense Physio Study

    :lolz:I have been accepted on to a trial to see the benefits of intense physio for 3 months 3 days a week to see if there are any significant advantages when dealing with a spinal cord injury. I am a...
  5. Thread: Diarrhea

    by mandorallen
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    My normal routine is to go once a day with...

    My normal routine is to go once a day with generally a firm 6-8 inch bowel motion usually a "good" colour. I don't have a routine as such just go when i feel the need. These last bouts of Diarrhea...
  6. Thread: Diarrhea

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    Diarrhea

    I eat a relatively good mixture of foods though i could do to eat more veggies yet almost every 4/5 weeks i have a bout of diarrhea. I am on no medication and as i say eat pretty well now compared to...
  7. Thread: Stiff Back

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    Stiff Back

    Quick question. When my sensation came back approx 9 hrs after accident why would my lower back have locked up and become so tight?

    I had some degeneration from my work life in l5 and this was...
  8. Thread: Sore

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    Sore

    14 months post injury C6/C7 Incomplete. I can walk on a frame up to 1 metric mile and have done 3 long walks in 3 days. However today i can barely stand and in fact once already i have collapsed...
  9. Thread: Sweating

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    Sweating

    C6/C7 Incomplete 13 months post. I have'nt sweated below my injury since it happend.I live in Western Australia so temperature control is a big thing. 2 nights ago i woke to find both my forearms...
  10. Thread: Tone

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    Yeah i'm trying it now. Took 2 pills together on...

    Yeah i'm trying it now. Took 2 pills together on the 1st night and had an accident, Now taking the tablets 10/12 hours apart and it is better but just looking to see anymore options
  11. Thread: Tone

    by mandorallen
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    Tone

    C6/C7 incomplete.Any herbal supplements for high tone? Lower back,hamstrings and even calfs are tight. It does loosen with some long stretches but comes back pretty quick. Trying to go more natural...
  12. Thread: Magnesium

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    Magnesium

    Does Magnesium have any effect on spasms or hyperextension?
  13. Thread: Tightness

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    Tightness

    I'm an incomplete C6/C7 with H.O in the hips and though i can walk with a zimmer frame i find that no matter how much i move about upright, the moment i sit i'm as stiff as a board again. I've tried...
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    Thanks for the advice Kelrod. The stretches are...

    Thanks for the advice Kelrod. The stretches are certainly helping:)
  15. Thread: Bladder

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    Bladder

    c6/c7 10 months post injury. From the day of the injury i've used cathethers like many others. after 10 months i can pee but not void the bladder. I still pee less than i drain through the cathether...
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    3 Random Queries

    Just another quick query. I have been using an excercise ball to try and get some core strength and it seems to have had some small value so far but i have a couple of issues i'd like to know more...
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    Leg Strength

    Does leg strength ever return? I don't mean to pre injury levels but i suppose i mean to an acceptable level for walking. I understand i am being to general and peoples recoveries will vary but some...
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    Injury was 7 months ago. symptoms of H.O appeared...

    Injury was 7 months ago. symptoms of H.O appeared in the 1st couple of weeks at the rehab hospital as my left leg would drop away after hoisting. I assumed at 1st it was groin strain but as my upper...
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    Working out the lower back muscles

    I am a c6/c7 with deficits incomplete. I also developed H.O only a couple of months after injury. I can stand and walk with a frame but left leg is very spasmodic. My query is How can i work out the...
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    Poll: I am 30 weeks post injury, c6/c7 incomplete. I...

    I am 30 weeks post injury, c6/c7 incomplete. I was told before my operation that i would never walk again. For my 1st 8 weeks post op i had no movement at all in my left leg but strengthing movement...
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