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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 ...
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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

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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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 ...
surfer's myelopathy

Trowbridge girl hopes to walk again after freak surfing injury

BBC News - 17 Oct 2016
An eight-year-old girl from Wiltshire who was left paralysed by a rare injury while surfing hopes to walk again. Nakita Wright suffered the spinal injury on holiday in Portugal while learning how to jump up on a board. The condition is known as surfer ...
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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 ...
surfer's myelopathy

Mandy Willmore's willpower remains a source of inspiration

Rapid City Journal - 25 Dec 2011
She'd just been transported across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Craig Hospital in suburban Denver, where she was combating the acute lower-body pain that coincided with her development of surfer's myelopathy. Too weak to do much else but sit up, ...
surfer's myelopathy

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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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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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 ...
surfer's myelopathy

Mines coach: Athletic director out to get her

Rapid City Journal - 15 Apr 2013
Willmore was paralyzed after suffering from surfer's myelopathy in Hawaii on a Hardrocker basketball trip in late 2010. Felderman was suspended because it would be an NCAA violation for a coach to pay for a trip of any kind for her players. She ...
surfer's myelopathy

Most people approve of IVF

The Australian - 11 May 2012
An article in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine by Australian authors describes a case of a rare problem called surfer's myelopathy. This is a non-traumatic spinal cord injury that typically occurs in beginner surfers, who are usually thin young men.

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