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Gratitude, Pain, and Suffering

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”– Zig Ziglar Ahh, the practice of gratitude. From my earliest memories, I was told “gratitude” is the antidote for feeling down. Yup, my master teacher was […]

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Spinal Cord Injury Shoulder Exercises: Boosting Upper Extremity Strength & Mobility

Practicing spinal cord injury shoulder exercises consistently can help increase range of motion, lengthen stiff muscles, and reduce pain. Shoulder pain is often caused by overusing the arm after a spinal cord injury. Some survivors may also experience weakness or immobility in the shoulders. If the shoulders are neglected for too long, it can create […]

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Spinal Stroke: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

When blood flow to the spinal cord is cut off or disrupted, it can result in a spinal stroke. While this condition is rare and only accounts for just over 1% of all strokes, it’s important to understand the signs and risk factors. Furthermore, it’s important to understand how the rehabilitation process works so that […]

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