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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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  Posted by Apparelyzed


New Acute Spinal Cord Injuries Q & A

If you or someone you know has become paralysed in the last 12 months, and you have questions, post them here for further information. We have many members who have "Been there, done that, got the T-shirt & wheelchair", and will try to answer your questions. You might also want to check out some of the more specific spinal cord injury condition forums for specialist subjects.

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T6 Paralysis Along With Sli... - last post by greybeard

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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Suprapubic Cather Emptying - last post by Christoff31

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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Neuro Pain Meds - last post by WaveWolf

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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First Sore And It Was Cause... - last post by silone74

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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Temperature Control - last post by Farfelle

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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On Baclofen - last post by Tetracyclone

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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Introduction And Question A... - last post by latheeb

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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Regain Trunk Control With S... - last post by Kinney Leonard

Weight Control & Nutrition Following Spinal Cord Injuries

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 knowlege for a healthy life.

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Spinal Cord Injury Dieting... - last post by itsjustme

Spinal Cord Injury Library

This area is for articles relating to spinal cord injuries. It is NOT for discussions. If you have written an article and wish to post it here, please do so, as it will help build a knoweldge base and reference area. It is not possible to reply to articles in this section, therefor all questions should be posted in the Discussion area of the forum. Your article will be posted once checked by the Moderator.

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Evaluation Of An Occupation... - last post by Apparelyzed

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This website is a way for those with spinal cord injuries 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.