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    "return"

    i have been reading posts and people getting "return". does everyone who has a spinal cord injury experience return at some point or another? or does it vary on level/completeness? is there certain things that people can do to get this return or is it simply going to happen or not happen not really based on anything u do or not do.
    i always wanna know about the "shot" u are administered at the time of the spinal cord injury when u are in the hospital or whatever. i never recieved a shot. what implications could that or does that have on my injury?

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    Originally posted by Shorty:

    i always wanna know about the "shot" u are administered at the time of the spinal cord injury when u are in the hospital or whatever. i never recieved a shot. what implications could that or does that have on my injury?
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    Shorty, the following is Dr. Young's comment regarding the "shot."

    1. People with spinal cord injury do not get a "shot in the spine". The recommended treatment is intravenous infusion of a drug called methylprednisolone (commercial name Solumedrol), 30 mg/kg bolus dose followed by 5.4 mg/kg/hour for 23 hours if the treatment is started within 3 hours and the same except that the 5.4 mg/kg/hour infusion is extended to 47 hours. If the treatment cannot be started within 8 hours after injury, it is not recommended because it may actually result in worse recovery.
    Originally posted by Shorty:
    i have been reading posts and people getting "return". does everyone who has a spinal cord injury experience return at some point or another? or does it vary on level/completeness? is there certain things that people can do to get this return or is it simply going to happen or not happen not really based on anything u do or not do.
    Aggressive physical therapy has been shown to promote recovery. I'd suggest you take a look at the following threads:

    Christopher Reeve:
    http://carecure.org/forum/showpost.php?p=307000

    Project Walk: http://carecure.org/forum/showpost.php?p=307000

    An article on treadmill therapy by Dr. Young:
    http://carecure.rutgers.edu/spinewir...orTraining.htm

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