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    #16
    Originally posted by DennisS View Post
    I am new to this. What is AIS examination? What is SCI functional level? Is there a book or pamphlet on basic terms that I should look for? For that matter is there a book out there on basic SCI? I'm a used and rare book dealer so love looking for books. Am also retired so am happy to drive half a day to a good library. I'm half way between Rochester & Buffalo. Toronto is less than three hours.
    http://www.spinalinjury101.org
    http://www.spinalinjury101.org/details/levels-of-injury
    http://www.spinalinjury101.org/details/asia-iscos

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      #17
      Looks like I'll find many answers here, Thanks

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        #18
        Thanks for the links. They show me my problems are trivial. One last question, is there a book out there that summarizes what is in www.spinalinjury.org? This will be my last post.

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          #19
          http://asia-spinalinjury.org/information/ or ISCOS is the other for international). This is so that the level of functioning is assessed in the same way.
          This is what we use- see the worksheet also. Every level of your spine is tested for movement and sensation. This gives the AIS score AKA your functional level. It can be different on each side and sensory can differ from motor.
          Quite complicated but this is the standard. Used to be called ASIA but this somewhat confused people so changed to AIS. This exam is for traumatic SCI but used for other spine disorders- if possible.
          CWO
          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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            #20
            Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
            http://asia-spinalinjury.org/information/ or ISCOS is the other for international). This is so that the level of functioning is assessed in the same way.
            This is what we use- see the worksheet also. Every level of your spine is tested for movement and sensation. This gives the AIS score AKA your functional level. It can be different on each side and sensory can differ from motor.
            Quite complicated but this is the standard. Used to be called ASIA but this somewhat confused people so changed to AIS. This exam is for traumatic SCI but used for other spine disorders- if possible.
            CWO
            Thanks, I'll run the AIS testing by my regular doctor but it sounds like not needed in my case.

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