Worldwide mobileWOMEN in Stuttgart, Germany

By Amy Saffell

Some of our MobileWOMEN from around the world have shared with us what living life in a wheelchair is like in their country. What you read about the differences or similarities between their stories and life in the United States might surprise you. In this installment, we interviewed Evelin from Stuttgart, Germany. 
mobileWOMAN, Evelin Kissler

Unstoppable: The Cheryl Angelelli Story Contributor, Cheryl Angelelli
Paralympic medal winner, World Record holder, and Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame inductee, are just a few of Cheryl Angelelli’s accomplishments after a tragic accident in a swimming pool in 1983 left her a quadriplegic. At the time, some may have thought a promising athletic career was cut short. For Cheryl, it was just beginning.

CRPS and Urban Zen

by Daryn Brown contributor, Daryn Brown

According to the McGill pain scale[1], Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)[2] is one of the most painful medical disorders, although symptoms and severity vary greatly from person to person. However, it is now believed to be an autonomic/autoimmune disease that affects the neurological system, CRPS usually starts after a minor trauma such as a sprain or toe stub. There are a few hallmark characteristics including pain disproportionate to any trauma or injury that could have occurred, intense burning pain, severe hypersensitivity and skin temperature changes. Some people have other symptoms, such as autonomic dysfunction, color changes, and tingling.