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Annual Spinal Tap Bonspiel Announces New Partner!

02 January, 2019Posted In : Events

The Canadian Spinal Research Organization (CSRO) is very excited to announce a new partnership for o READ MORE

CSRO In Memoriam: Remembering Clifford Voll

17 December, 2018Posted In : News , Research , Uncategorized

Clifford Voll was a man who valued independence, community, and progress.  After a motor vehicle cr READ MORE

CSRO + AIA Partner to address road safety through the CCIAP.

21 November, 2018Posted In : Uncategorized

Canadian/American Spinal Research Organization announces partnership with AIA Canada to address road READ MORE

Commonly asked questions about SCI

What are the main causes of traumatic spinal cord injuries?

The leading cause of spinal cord injuries is motor vehicle accidents, followed by acts of violence, falls, sports injuries, diving accidents.

What are the signs of a spinal cord injury?

– Pressure or pain at the site of the injury (neck, head or back)
– Loss of sensation in the hands, fingers, feet and toes
– Inability to control movements in some parts of the body
– Urinary or bowel urgency, incontinence, or retention
– Difficulty walking
– Unusual sensations in the thorax
– Difficulty breathing
– Abnormal lumps on the head or spine

Can spinal cord injuries be treated?

There are two different types of spinal cord injury treatments: the treatment during the acute care following the injury and the methods for reducing the extent of injury and for restoring function.

Advances in acute care are outstanding and they include techniques to relieve cord compression, extensive drug therapy to minimize cell damage, and stabilization of the vertebrae of the spine to prevent further injury.

Progress in research and treatments aimed to cure the injury are showing promise, and are the subject of our video series Journey to a Cure.

I have a spinal disease, rather than a spinal cord injury - am I in the right place?

You are!  Our research into a cure for spinal cord injury is applicable in many cases to conditions that result in paralysis such as spinal stroke, spinal tumors, and more.  If you are currently working towards a restoration of function due to spinal disease then we know our research articles and community stories will be of interest to you as well.

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