This trial is evaluating whether Treatment will improve 1 primary outcome and 6 secondary outcomes in patients with Spinal Cord Injuries. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline - 6 months.
This trial requires 250 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"The majority of this review suggests that treatment has been tested and validated for patients with spinal cord injuries. These trials provide an overview of the current treatment options. However, few clinical trials have shown to be effective for each case of spinal cord injury. If you are a patient with a spinal cord injury looking to join one of these clinical trials, [Power]." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Patients in this randomized trial had a significantly improved QOL. Findings from a recent study need to be corroborated in a different group of patients with a different mix of injury types and severity." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Spinal cord injuries are a severe disability issue. The [spinal cord injury](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/spinal-cord-injury) is the most common reason of death from SCI, while neurological deficits are the main causes of death in SCI survivors. SCI poses great risk to life, personal mobility and quality of life for SCI survivors. SCI survivors require multidisciplinary attention to meet their needs. SCI survivors should be given the right to physical, functional and psychological rehabilitation as soon as possible." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"In a recent study, findings no single treatment provided complete relief for all individuals tested. A combination of treatments often provided the best resolution of chronic pain. The current recommendations for treatments for this disorder include referral to a physical therapist for therapy, medications, and spinal cord injury evaluation and assessment with imaging like magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography angiogram, and electrodiagnostic studies. Exercise, education, and rehabilitation is another main aspect of treatment for chronic pain. Treatment aims to integrate patients into their new functional role in life and to develop a treatment program that maximizes the potential for recovery of maximum function. It is important that surgeons use the most effective treatment that has been shown to reduce the incidence of chronic pain. This will maximize function over time." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Approximately 42.7 million people who have been involved in a serious accident are living with a [spinal cord injury](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/spinal-cord-injury), making it the leading cause of non-traumatic disability in the United States. Although spinal cord injuries happen most commonly in pedestrians and motorcyclists, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates the numbers of people with paralysis due to other causes, such as poisoning and fire, to be as great as those due to falls." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The majority of SCI cases occur as a result of an accident that involves lifting things, running into things or falling down. In children, bicycle accidents are frequent causes. Almost one-third of all SCI cases occur as a result of sports-related injuries. Another common accident causes SCI in children in which an object or ball is thrown by another child, and it will injure the spinal cord of the throwing child. Sports injuries and bicycle accidents are thought to be the most common causes of traumatic spinal cord injuries." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The degree of injury can influence the prognosis for disability and functional recovery. Nevertheless, there is at least partial functional recovery in a number of patients even after complete motor function loss. However, a full recovery cannot be accomplished with any therapeutic intervention." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Some spinal cord-related signs and symptoms include decreased sensation of the limbs or face, urinary retention, difficulty breathing, bowel/bladder incontinence and loss of bladder control. Muscle atrophy or wasting is common among persons with spinal cord injuries and may become evident only when the person is a young adult. Spinal tract signals are usually lost at the level of the lesion with a loss of motor and pain sensitivity. Paralysis and muscle atrophy are some of the most prevalent complications associated with spinal cord injuries. Most spinal cord injuries are the result of trauma and the most common injuries resulting from spinal cord trauma are fractures and avulsion type injuries, generally due to traffic accidents." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"In this retrospective review, there were no new findings on treatment of spinal cord injuries. Based on the data there was a change to earlier administration of corticosteroids and earlier initiation of anticoagulative treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"SCI is a complex disease. It is not unusual for familial clustering to occur in the general population. Genetic factors do play an important part, but other environmental factors may also be important. For this reason, we recommend that, at the time of diagnosis, SCI patients be advised to seek a genetic counselor, who should provide reliable information about risk and possible outcomes, as well as support at the time of diagnosis." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Treatment is potentially dangerous and can lead to injury. It is particularly unsafe for children, the elderly and the most vulnerable subgroups such as pregnant women. It is important to assess risk. Patient-directed communication about treatment risks is important. [The Royal College of Physicians' "Textbook of General Internal Medicine" advises about this topic but does not state who must get informed of risks and what they should be told. The Royal College of Physicians' "Dictionary of Medical Eponyms" advises that “In medical parlance, risk is the exposure to the possibility that something may happen or the severity of the event that would occur if it were to happen." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2011, the average age when someone got their first spinal cord injury was 39.1 years. Of the 1,852 boys and 4,918 girls born in 2012 and 2013, 40% had no detectable abnormalities on health records of the baby girls; 55% had no detectable abnormalities on health records of the baby boys." - Anonymous Online Contributor