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surfer's myelopathy

First-Time Surfers Cautioned About Rare Spinal Injury

ABC News - 14 Aug 2008
The story is always the same." Nakamoto sees two or three new cases of surfer's myelopathy each year. But most first-time surfers -- and even most surfing instructors -- have never heard of this rare complication and have no idea what the warning signs ...
surfer's myelopathy

Rare beginner surfing injury leaves Seattle woman paralyzed

KOMO News - 17 Nov 2014
Surfers Myelopathy can happen when a novice surfer spends an extended amount of time lying on board, looking back at the oncoming waves. When moving to stand, it's possible to hyperextend the back in a way that pinches the blood vessels running along ...
surfer's myelopathy

Community raising money for paralyzed Estill County teen

WKYT - 25 Sep 2015
Doctors diagnosed Miller with Surfer's Myelopathy, a rare hyper-extension of the spinal cord typical among surfers. According to Jackie's doctors she is the first confirmed case of Surfer's Myelopathy in a gymnast in the United States, and of the 62 ...
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Fundraiser will help 20-year-old paralyzed after surfing trip

KITV Honolulu - 06 May 2016
After spending the last few months in physical and occupational therapy, the 20-year-old student at University of Hawaii at Manoa is making progress. The medical bills are adding up for Muranaka and his family, but some friends at his old elementary ...
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Do It Yourself Yoga For Surfers - 30 Sep 2015
I've never met a surfer who said, “Yeah, I don't need to do yoga. I never have any aches and pains, my lower back feels amazing and my hips are super supple!” What I usually hear is that surfers want to do yoga but they don't know what to do. They ...
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Former BA Kicker Battling Paralysis

News On 6 - 19 Sep 2008
"I had never heard of something called Surfer's Myelopathy," Janet said. "I always associated spinal cord injuries with a car wreck, motorcycle wreck where the vertebrae's would slide and cut the spinal cord or nick it." After two turbulent months in a ...
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West Seattle native fights back from bizarre surfing injury

West Seattle Blog (blog) - 04 Apr 2008
Later that afternoon, the hospital called Seattle to tell mom that Addie had a non-traumatic surfing injury known as 'Surfer's Myelopathy' that affects the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis.” Maureen says research revealed this is fairly common in ...
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'It smelled like sulfur:' Ash falls near Hawaii volcano

Phys.Org - 18 May 2018
Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, glass and crystal into the air in its strongest eruption of sandlike ash in days.
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Wheelchair lacrosse clinic

Baltimore Sun - 21 Mar 2014
Lacrosse is the official team sport of Maryland and Kennedy Krieger International Center for Spinal Cord Injury is hoping even more people will be able to play. Kennedy Krieger in partnership with FreeState Wheelchair Lacrosse recently put on a ...
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Four sperm whales die in Indonesia beach rescue

Phys.Org - 14 Nov 2017
We recommend. Case Report: Adalimumab Lowers Sperm Count. Heidi Splete, Rheumatology News. Nontraumatic Myelopathy Described in Novice Surfers. Jane Salodof MacNeil, Clinical Neurology News. In Kids, MRSA Leads to Musculoskeletal Infection.
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V745 Sco: Two stars, three dimensions, and oodles of energy

Phys.Org - 18 Sep 2017
For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth. Astronomers were caught by surprise when previous outbursts from this system were seen in 1937 ...
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New device helps people with spinal cord injury walk upright - 04 Nov 2011
He was rushed by ambulance to the hospital, where doctors determined he was permanently paralyzed because of surfer's myelopathy. Peter arched his back so much while paddling through the surf that a blood vessel to his spine became kinked, depriving ...

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