multiple sclerosis constipation

Constipation, Incontinence, and Multiple Sclerosis

Constipation can be one of the more uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”). Approximately 35% of people with MS experience constipation, and 25% of people with MS report at least one episode of incontinence per week.  It is important to consult with a physician before commencing any medications or other forms of constipation…
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National Walking Day & Inspirational from Wheelchair Users Who Walked Again

National Walking Day falls on April 1st each year, but for wheelchair users the idea of learning to walk again is no joke. Being told you will never walk again is one of the more difficult things wheelchair users face. While walking again may not be a possibility for all wheelchair users, we wanted to…
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Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the theme for 2018-2020 Brain Injury Awareness Month is Change Your Mind, designed to alter misconceptions about brain injury, educate people on the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families, promote awareness, and advocate for access to care after brain injury. The #ChangeYourMind Campaign’s mission is…
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International Wheelchair Day – The Incredible Things People are Doing in Wheelchairs

Each year on March 1st we celebrate International Wheelchair Day to honor the positive impact wheelchairs have for people with disabilities. We also acknowledge the incredible things wheelchairs users accomplish every day. It is a day to raise awareness about the fact that there are millions of people who need wheelchairs but do not have…
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Celebrating Black History Month: Honoring African American Disability Advocates

Every February, we celebrate Black History Month to honor African American achievements, and recognize the pivotal contributions African Americans have made throughout the history of the United States. The 2020 theme for Black History Month is “African Americans and the Vote,” in honor of the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women’s suffrage,…
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The Importance of Self-Care

Self-care is vitally important for all people, whether one has a disability or not. Finding a healthy balance between life, family, and work while living with a disability can be overwhelming at times. To maintain peace of mind, health, and overall wellness, it’s essential to make time to take care of yourself. With Valentine’s Day…
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Tools & Techniques to Maximize Arm and Hand Function After Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to any part of the spinal cord. This damage can lead to loss of function and sensation in the parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the location of the injury. Individuals whose injury occurs above cervical vertebrae C6 and C7 usually experience paralysis or…
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wheelchair users etiquette

9 Things that Drive Wheelchair Users Crazy

There are some experiences – both positive and negative – that only wheelchair users could understand. For people who don’t have any experience with wheelchairs, either directly or indirectly, there are some things that are helpful to know about wheelchair etiquette. Most of us want to do the right thing, and can inadvertently have a…
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effective bowel program for quadriplegic

Effective Bowel Program for Quadriplegic

Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts the way the bowel system sends signals to the brain and bowel about when the bowel needs to be emptied. When this system is disrupted the bowel no longer works like it did pre-injury, and causes complications that range from constipation to accidents. The Relationship Between the Bowel and the…
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sex, intimacy and SCI spinal cord injury. The woman and a disabled man laying on the bed. view from above

Sex, Intimacy and Spinal Cord Injury

Sex and intimacy are an integral part of the development and experience of all people. Today, there is more information than ever for people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and paralysis who have questions about what their sex and intimate life will be like post-injury. It’s a common question from both men and women: can…
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