The Craig H. Nielsen Foundation which specializes in spinal cord injury research granted the Medical College of Wisconsin a two-year, $300,000 grant in July of 2014. The aim of the grant was to study better recovery and care techniques for patients that suffer from spinal cord injuries. The team plans to use the Center for Imaging Research and utilize resources from the Neuroscience Research Center, both at MCW.
The aim of the research is to use magnetic resonance imaging, also called MRI, to create a better image of what is going on inside the spine and improve diagnosis and prognosis. They will also use a specialized MRI technique called Diffusion Tensor Imaging or DTI that enables the team to detect microscopic changes from within the spinal cord structure after injury.
What Is The Purpose of Spinal Cord Injury Research?
The results that will be gathered from this research may help to improve the use of imaging techniques as a marker for injuries, which means that the doctors are better equipped to predict the outcome of any spinal injury. This information is valuable to clinicians because they can see the potential time of recovery, meaning that they can make better-informed decisions about the patients’ care. The scanning can also be used to monitor different styles of spinal care treatment and gauge which method is the most efficient by monitoring the progress.
If you or a loved one has ever suffered from a spinal injury, then you know how difficult treating it can be. The spinal cord and the spine itself are an intricate set of structures that can easily be injured. Further, a doctor can often misdiagnose a spinal cord injury, leaving you with further problems.
It may also be difficult to collect damages for your spinal cord injury without the help of a personal injury attorney. You may claim that your injury was due to someone’s negligence, while others argue that something else caused an injury. Whatever the situation, it is important that enlist the help of an experienced Alaska back injury lawyer if you want to maximize your chances for compensation.
At Barber and Associates, LLC, we can help. We know that it is vital that you get help quickly as evidence can disappear or you can reach the statute of limitations for a claim. Book a free consultation with one of the experienced attorneys at Barber and Associates, LLC in Anchorage to see how much your spinal cord injury claim could be worth.