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Spastic vs Flaccid Paralysis: Understanding Loss of Muscle Function & How to Treat It

Paralysis refers to the complete or partial loss of muscle function. A neurological injury such as stroke or spinal cord injury can cause paralysis including spastic paralysis (increased muscle tone) and flaccid paralysis (reduced muscle tone). Knowing how to distinguish between spastic vs flaccid paralysis is important in order to receive proper treatment and maximize […]

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Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury: Understanding the Aftermath

The spinal cord serves as the communication pathway between the brain and the rest of the body. After an injury, the transmission of messages may be blocked or interrupted, resulting in a variety of spinal cord injury secondary effects. Understanding what spinal cord injury effects may occur can help you or your loved one take […]

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