Getting the dreadful news that their child has been in a serious car crash is likely most parents' worst nightmare. When that accident has resulted in the victim suffering a spinal cord injury, those fears understandably escalate, as they wonder if their loved one will ever recover. There are likely some Massachusetts families who have had to endure this terrible ordeal.
Few injuries are more devastating than those that leave victims paralyzed. Medicine -- up until now -- has not been able to find a cure for those patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury. However, if new research continues to show results, then some patients in Massachusetts may one day walk again.
Millions of people have dreams of things they want to accomplish. Some succeed without any trouble and others never see their dream realized. There are some who persevere against challenging obstacles and see their dreams to fruition. One dad who suffered a devastating spinal cord injury not only succeeded, but he inspired his son as well. Victims of back injuries everywhere, including Massachusetts, may also be encouraged by the man's feats.
There has been a new medical aid that may be able to help some who have been disabled to obtain a little more independence. The Food and Drug Administration has just recently given its approval to an implement that may assist some of those who have suffered a spinal cord injury to achieve limited mobility. Undoubtedly, there are some patients in Massachusetts who may be interested in this new invention.
When an individual in Massachusetts or elsewhere is subjected to an injury that brings damage to their spinal cord, circumstances are altered in a way that affects virtually every aspect of one's life. While the degree of damage varies, most patients with a spinal cord injury will suffer from the loss of multiple types of physical functionality. As those losses become apparent, many patients also suffer a measure of depression and/or anxiety.
While stories of life's difficulties and tragic events tend to dominate the airwaves these days, it is perhaps the individual who rises above those extremely hard circumstances that should be the real story. Perhaps it is the impatience of a media that tends to think "out of sight, out of mind," which leads to a lack of a follow up story.