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    Senior Member Dave E's Avatar
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    Hello Riaan. I am now 1 year post. I have regained some (very little) motor function and quite a bit of strength. We live our sci lives in a very promising time. There are so many positive things happening for our benefit. Keep praying, keep gathering as much knowledge as you can, keep on being positive and hopefull, but don't be disapointed if you have now what you will be for the rest of your life.
    Dave E c6-7 incomplete. injured 9-06

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    It is common for the injured area to get smaller. This is called myelomalacia. It is due to the loss of volume of the cord tissue with death and degeneration of the neurons inside the cord. It can also occur below the level of injury.

    that my case, but dont, desesperate, i am 1 year post and PT helps a lot in my case to regain motor funtion.

  3. #13
    Physical therapy does not necessarily help you regain function. It helps to strengthen whatever function you have even if the function you have there is too little to notice at the time.
    C-5/6, 7-9-2000
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Make the best out of today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Nobody knows that better than those of us that have almost died from spinal cord injury.

  4. #14

    Not true Rye...

    Exercise can help some people regain function, not just strengthen existing function. Intensive exercise programs like PW do just that. I agree that not everyone can or will regain function, but some do and physical therapy/exercise is what gets you there.

  5. #15
    And you won't know if it will until you try but continued PT and exercise is recommended either way.


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