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The Other Side of the Siderail: Memoirs of a Nurse Who Became a Patient By Donna Stapleton
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After decades of taking care of other people, a nurse suddenly wakes up one morning and can barely walk. Terrified and alone, she struggles to find the cause of her symptoms. After six weeks... More > of frustrating visits to uncaring and distant medical professionals punctuated by a series of painful tests and worsening symptoms, she is almost relieved to learn that she has a lesion on her spinal cord. At least she finally knows what's wrong with her! But the surgery that was supposed to cure her leaves her arms paralyzed and her legs so weak she needs to use a walker. Told with humor and compassion, this true story is both an indictment of the medical professions and a reminder to all of us to see the person inside of the patient.< Less
The Scoliosis Desk Reference, A Practical Guide For Identifying the Early Signs of Scoliosis By Dr. Gary Deutchman, Dr. Marc Lamantia
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This book shows the most common postural distortions that can be the early indicators of scoliosis. With careful training and understanding of spinal screening, you will be an invaluable participant... More > in helping our children avoid spinal surgery.< Less
The Scoliosis Desk Reference, A Practical Guide For Identifying the Early Signs of Scoliosis By Dr. Gary Deutchman, Dr. Marc Lamantia
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This book shows the most common postural distortions that can be the early indicators of scoliosis. With careful training and understanding of spinal screening, you will be an invaluable participant... More > in helping our children avoid spinal surgery.< Less
The First By Henry Harvey
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When Christopher Knowles awakens in a hospital to discover that his body has been crushed in an accident, his surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Mannstein explains that without all of the life-support systems,... More > he’s as good as dead. Mannstein’s colleague, Kevin Gertz, has been experimenting with a micro-chip device he’s invented at Johns Hopkins. It’s called the Gertz Router and it enables a surgeon to sever the spinal cord of one patient and patch it electronically to the brain stem of a different patient. The router shows promise but the donor they find is a brain-dead teenage...girl. The surgery, while successful, is just the beginning of their problems.< Less
Backbone of Life I: Into the Void By Daniel Brooks-Laurent
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A collection of writing; of poetry; prose and verse. These have come about not by accident, nor by design, but through the course of events that engulfed me directly after suffering spinal damage,... More > and the diagnoses confirmed by MRI scans in 2005 that literally pushed me into the abyss, and for the ensuing two/three years, into the void. This was my escape route during extremely difficult times. I share this first part with you, as an example of daily struggle with spinal injury, strong and newly unleashed medication, uncertainty, and naturally, the resultant depression. This is an insight into the effects of, not only diagnoses, but of said drugs, surgery, therapy, root nerve blocks, the effect on the mind, life: from a family perspective; the gradual shutting-down of a social life; and sacrifices needed to survive, and in part II and III (seperate volumes), the acceptance and eventual hope, which I strongly wish to convey to readers. It begins in 2006...< Less
Heal Yourself: The 7 Steps To Innate Healing By Stephen Stokes
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These are the clinical notes from Dr. Stokes office, Advanced Pain Solutions. For over 10 years Dr.Stokes has treated chronic disease and degenerative conditions without drugs or invasive surgery.... More > Within these pages the reader will learn the 7 steps that Dr. Stokes developed to systematically help resolve many heal problems. Regardless of your diagnosis these protocols will stimulate your body's natural ability to heal and regenerate.< Less
When Life Throws You A Curve; A Parent's Path to Understanding Scoliosis By Cindy Pelico
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Finding out that you or your child has scoliosis can be frightening. When my daughter was diagnosed with the spinal disorder I was filled with so many questions and concerns. I became almost... More > desperate to find someone, anyone, that I could talk to who had gone through this same ordeal. Sadly, there was no one and thus began my three-year journey before I was able to come to terms with her condition and, finally, have the courage to take the step to have her undergo spinal fusion surgery.< Less
Superhuman By Gavin William Kerr
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Superhuman is a book about a 14-year-old boy that randomly has a stroke in the middle of the night. He wakes up with brain damage, an impending neck fusion, and no idea why he had a stroke. His brain... More > function is impaired- leaving him unable to write a sentence, see beyond his elbow, or wake up "correctly". He sleeps for 21+ hours at first, and occasionally wakes up into a state of sleep paralysis. In this bizarre state of semi-consciousness, he finds god-like power. He undergoes an unbelievably painful spinal fusion to prevent a stroke from ever happening again, and is unable to eat for days. When he finally looks in the mirror after the surgery, he realizes that he both looks and feels like a zombie. It took him 15 months to recover, and Superhuman details it all.< Less
Behind the curtains By Thomas Wells
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An autobiography by a young British man who, while training to be a doctor, had an accident on a skiing holiday that resulted in many injuries from which he was frankly lucky to survive. As well as... More > having to contend with spinal cord injury and consequent long-term paralysis from the lower chest down, a complication with his windpipe resulted in inability to speak for almost a year until he had major reconstructive throat surgery. He did indeed need to use all of his reserves simply to survive and contemplating any sort of worthwhile independence early on in his recovery would have seemed fanciful. This book documents his remarkable recovery from hospital to home, return to training to be a doctor and how he has managed to have a truly full life in the face of great adversity. It should appeal to anyone who wants to marvel at and be inspired by his amazing achievements.< Less
Behind the curtains By Thomas Wells
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An autobiography by a young British man who, while training to be a doctor, had an accident on a skiing holiday that resulted in many injuries from which he was frankly lucky to survive. As well as... More > having to contend with spinal cord injury and consequent long-term paralysis from the lower chest down, a complication with his windpipe resulted in inability to speak for almost a year until he had major reconstructive throat surgery. He did indeed need to use all of his reserves simply to survive and contemplating any sort of worthwhile independence early on in his recovery would have seemed fanciful. This book documents his remarkable recovery from hospital to home, return to training to be a doctor and how he has managed to have a truly full life in the face of great adversity. It should appeal to anyone who wants to marvel at and be inspired by his amazing achievements.< Less