Cough it Up!
We’re heading into cold and flu season. This coupled with the fact that people with high thoracic and cervical injuries are at increased risk of pneumonia and respiratory infections means that we really need to support our immune system by eating foods rich in vitamins A, C and the mineral zinc. But what do you do if you get sick? People with quadriplegia for example experience varying degrees of paralysis of the respiratory muscles and this dysfunction can lead to difficult
Nutrition for Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic pain is unimaginable. It effects 29-79% of people with SCI and compares to no other pain. I learned this after a car accident 25 years ago. The collective pain of breaking my back, shattering my wrists, smashing my skull, puncturing my lungs and lacerating my internal organs didn’t rival the agony of the neuropathic pain I experienced from damaging the nerves in my spinal cord. My neuropathic pain is best described as an ice pick being stabbed into my bones every