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    Is there a climate that is physiologically better...

    Is there a climate that is physiologically better or worse for quads?
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    cold climate or warm climate?

    Which is better for quadriplegics, cold climates or warm climates?
  3. I just talked to Rancho. They do not offer...

    I just talked to Rancho. They do not offer comprehensive evaluations. They have a pt eval that lasts 45-60 minutes. Craig Hospital has a full eval that lasts 3-4 days.
  4. Ok. Thank you. I was just judging by websites. :)...

    Ok. Thank you. I was just judging by websites. :) The websites for Craig Hospital and Shirley Ryan are much more informative, but I will give Rancho a call.
  5. Thank you! The Shirley Riley Ability Lab and...

    Thank you!
    The Shirley Riley Ability Lab and Craig Hospital sound exactly like what I am looking for!
    I live in California, but I don’t mind traveling to another state for the best treatment.
    The...
  6. What are the best facilities for SCI physical therapy?

    I want to find an expert who REALLY knows the bodies, conditions, issues, functions, and capabilities of people with SCI.
    I want an expert who can completely evaluate me, tell me what to stop doing,...
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    If insurance would pay for anything....

    What exercise equipment would you recommend for a C-5 complete quad (27 years) to use at home?
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    I have a theory. Is it possible that these...

    I have a theory. Is it possible that these intense AD headaches cause swelling in the brain and that it can take a while for the swelling to subside, explaining why, days later, the slightest...
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    bad dysreflexia headache

    I have been a c-5 quad for 21 years and have always experienced mild dysreflexia when I have a full bladder. I had a very full bladder 2 1/2 weeks ago and got a very painful headache. It took a day...
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    It is the TDX. Is this a good chair?

    It is the TDX. Is this a good chair?
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    I don't remember if he told me XDT or TDX. :) ...

    I don't remember if he told me XDT or TDX. :) I'll call him tomorrow.
    I'm in CA.
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    What power chair should I get?

    My local w/c guy has suggested that I finally get a new chair. I've been using my Invacare Storm Arrow for at least 12 years. He is recommending the Invacare XDT. I also need a good tilt system. ...
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    The spasms are very strong when I wake up. After...

    The spasms are very strong when I wake up. After my morning stretches, they are fine. They start to get strong again in the afternoon, and by bedtime, they are very strong again.
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    Thanks, guys. Well, I checked my toenails, and...

    Thanks, guys.
    Well, I checked my toenails, and they're fine. My pee feelings that I've been getting even with an empty bladder are now occurring very infrequently. And I should mention, I would...
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    Thanks, Joe. Can these AD Triggering Mechanisms...

    Thanks, Joe.
    Can these AD Triggering Mechanisms cause my intense leg spasms? My spasms are now actually more of a problem than my "pee feelings".
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    I actually do intermittent cath throughout the...

    I actually do intermittent cath throughout the day but at night tape a catheter in place and connect it to a leg bag.
    Yesterday, while stuck in bed, I started to get those feelings within 15 minutes...
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    Please tell me what my problem is!

    I've been a quad for 21 years.
    Eight weeks ago, two strange occurrences began happening in my body: the muscle spasms in my legs dramatically increased and my nights became sleepless due to the...
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    Thank you for the advice. If I tilt every 15 to...

    Thank you for the advice. If I tilt every 15 to 30 minutes, how long should I tilt for?
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    Weight shift/tilting problem

    For 20 of my 21 years as a quadriplegic, doing a weight shift every 2 hours for 15 minutes has been sufficient. This year, though, if I don't tilt every hour, I notice a red spot on my bottom when I...
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    I just read a fascinating article about vitamin...

    I just read a fascinating article about vitamin k2. Apparently, k2 is great for bone health. Here's the article - http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnutrition/vitamin-k2.html#bone
  21. To rub or not to rub, that is the question

    For some unkown reason, pressure from something is causing red spots on my spine that remain for a few days. If I remember correctly, I have read that it is better to rub cream/lotion around the...
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    What's the verdict on dairy?

    I stopped drinking milk and eating yogurt years ago. Am I now hearing that dairy can help prevent stones?
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    I always should drink more water. I intermittent...

    I always should drink more water. I intermittent cath every 4 hours. If I drink more water (like I should), I would need to cath more frequently. Thankfully, though, I get very few UTI's (I credit...
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    How do you prevent kidney stones?

    Over the years, I continue to get kidney stones. My diet is very good; I avoid soda, caffeine, sugar, alcohol, etc. I have also tried various herbs. Unfortunately, though, I have to go in for my...
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    How do you avoid kidney stones?

    I have 3 stones so big that I have to have lithotripsy. I'm a bit nervous and never want to go through this again.
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