Originally Posted by EliRose
Not to be a nudge, but from BrainandSpinalCord.org:
"Paraplegia results when an injury to the spinal cord is below the first thoracic spinal nerve. This results in the loss of feeling and movement, to some degree, of the legs. Paraplegics can experience anything from impairment of leg movement to complete loss of leg movement all the way up to the chest. Paraplegics are able to move their arms and hands."
I'm interested in seeing this website, seeing as paraplegia is not the same as a TBI in any way.
King-Dye is not a paraplegic. She hit her head, not her spine.
Christopher Reeve, on the other hand, was wearing a helmet and protective vest when he damaged his spinal cord and became a quadriplegic. His helmet and vest certainly did not protect him from that.
This was my only point, A helmet saved Christopher Reeves life, it did not protect his neck. Helmets protect the skull brain injuries can still happen with a helmet they are less likely but not impossible.
My only point on helmets, is that they can make you "safer
" they will never make you "safe
" if you want to be "safe
" don't ride horses. There are thing we can do to be "safer
" but we can't make horse back riding "safe
I had a brain injury years ago, Long story short, I pasted out fell over backwards and hit my head on a pipe and then on the ground. I was in the hospital for about a week with bleeding on he brain and brain swelling. Should I now spend my life wearing a helmet "just in case" in fall and hit my head again?