Please can someone answer

Please can someone answer

Posted by chell on Jan 1, 2017 9:44 am

hoping someone can help answer, my husband had a motorbike accident in august, his spinal cord was crushed at T2 and L 1,2&3, doctors are giving us little hope of gaining mobility but he is getting sensation back around trunk area, plus he has movement in his legs, so i dont umderstand how they can say he will likely not walk again, anyone please able to give me some info

Re: Please can someone answer

Posted by prc_Beth on Jan 6, 2017 3:43 pm

Hi Chell!

My name is Beth and I am a member of the Information Specialist Team here at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. You mentioned that your husband was injured in August. Have you been in touch with the Information Specialist Team before? We have a New Injury Package we can send off to  you. It has a lot of information which might be of use to you now. Another good resource for you would be a Peer Mentor from the Peer & Family Support Program.  Please let me know if you have any other questions or if you don't get a reply from folks in our community.

 
prc_Beth
Associate Information Specialist
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Paralysis Resource Center
636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07978
1-800-539-7309 x7220
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Re: Please can someone answer

Posted by gaitkeeper on Jan 8, 2017 11:48 am

chell:
hoping someone can help answer, my husband had a motorbike accident in august, his spinal cord was crushed at T2 and L 1,2&3, doctors are giving us little hope of gaining mobility but he is getting sensation back around trunk area, plus he has movement in his legs, so i dont umderstand how they can say he will likely not walk again, anyone please able to give me some info

I was injured in a motorcycle accident in 2013. I had an incomplete injury at c4,5,6 and was told Id likely not walk also. Im now walking full time unassisted at home and with a cane when I go out. The thing about spinal cord injuries is that they are like fingerprints. No one injury is alike. Doctors cant definitively tell you he'll walk again cause there's no guarantee but it happens a lot. People do end up walking or at least are in a much much better situation than they were initially. One thing to keep in mind is that the most recovery happens in the first 2-3 years. 

Re: Please can someone answer

Posted by MobilityPaul on Jan 11, 2017 9:36 am

That's excellent that feeling is there and movement is returning. Personally, what has helped me most is practicing breathing techniques along with motion. When I mention breathing techniques, I'm referring to holding the core of the body (trunk) in a more restriced stance and letting breath create sensation, or internal alignment. There is something about breath that can assist movement when the two are intentionally tied together. I wish your husband the best!
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