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Fraser Burton Corporate Champion Award: Permobil

11 September, 2018Posted In : Uncategorized

On Wednesday, August 29 th , 2018, the CSRO presented the Fraser Burton Corporate Champion Award to READ MORE

CSRO Thanks Permobil for their continued Support!

30 August, 2018Posted In : Uncategorized

The CSRO thanking Allan Boyd and his team at Permobil Canada for their continued support over the ye READ MORE

Thank You Uni-Select for your continued support!

10 August, 2018Posted In : Uncategorized

The Canadian Spinal Research Organization (CSRO) wants to thank Uni-Select for their continued gener 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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