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Spinal Cord Injury Health Issues

Please use the sub forums to post spinal cord injury health questions. Any general questions can be posted in the Health Issues forum. As usual, always seek medical advice from a doctor before acting upon advice in this forum.


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Bladder & Bowel

Issues regarding all aspects of bladder and bowel management of those with a spinal cord injury. Further information on bladder and bowel issues following a spinal cord injury can be found on the main website under the Bladder Management and Bowel Management sections.

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8 Hours After Irrigation: N... - last post by supercrip13

Pain Management

All issues involving pain management for those with a spinal cord injury can be discussed in this forum. Topics such as root pain, phantom pain, burning pain, neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal pain, acute and chronic pain are welcome. Further information on pain management following a spinal cord injury can be found on the main website under the Spinal Cord Injury Pain Management section.

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Longtect Shortec - last post by luanne55

Skin & Pressure Issues

Skin and pressure management of Pressure Sores, Pressure Ulcers or Decubitus Ulcers for those with a spinal cord injury. Further information on pressure sores and skin issues following a spinal cord injury can be found on the main website under the Skin and Pressure Sores section.

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Pressure Sore Please Help. - last post by Vintage

Neurological Issues

Any issues regarding loss of movement or sensation due to a spinal cord injury, including the autonomic nervous system can be discussed in here.

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Autonomic Dysreflexia Advic... - last post by Yannik

Muscle Spasticity & Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (Baclofen Pumps)

For any aspect of Muscle Spasticity or the use of Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy, and Baclofen Pumps, for the control of muscle spasms for people with a spinal cord injury. Further information on muscle spasms and spasticity following a spinal cord injury can be found on the main website under the Muscle Spasticity section.

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Bad Stomach Spasms - last post by Xavier09

Pediatric (Children) Spinal Cord Injury

This area is for the discussion of spinal cord injuries in children. If you are able to answer any questions in this section, please register and contribute, as children have a lower incidence of spinal injuries in percentage terms of the population.

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New, 6 Year Old Nontraumati... - last post by NancyE

Spinal Cord Injury Physiotherapy Exercises & Muscle Strengthening Exercises

Any techniques regarding physiotherapy exercises or functional therapies for those with a spinal cord injury can be asked here. Exercises following a spinal cord injury to improve function and general muscle strengthening and stamina exercises.

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Harness Treadmill - last post by sallyjo

Weight Control & Nutrition Following Spinal Cord Injuries

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This area is to help those with spinal cord injuries share ideas on how to eat healthy, and in such a way as NOT to promote weight gain. Weight gain is a big problem for people with restricted mobility, so hopefully we can share knowledge for a healthy life. This area is also for those who have lost too much weight following their spinal cord injury and need to increase their body mass in a healthy way to prevent pressure sores.

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Weight Gain - last post by pushing_uphill

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Spinal Cord Injury & Cauda Equina Syndrome Support

This website is a way for those with spinal cord injuries and cauda equina syndrome to share experiences and advice. Any medical matters, treatments or alternative therapies discussed on this website should be thoroughly reviewed by a medical professional or therapist before being acted upon. Under no circumstances should you alter prescribed medication or a medical care plan without consulting your doctor or care plan supervisor first.