disabled Young man in electric wheelchair on a boardwalk enjoying his freedom and observing nature

Skin Hygiene and Spinal Cord Injury

Skin is the largest organ in the body and though we may not think about it often, skin plays an important role in overall health and wellness, particularly for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Skin protects the body from germs and illness in many important ways. In addition to controlling body temperature in both…
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Urinary Infection Prevention, Neurogenic Bowel & SCI

  According to an article published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), many people with spinal cord injury (SCI) face problems with urinary stasis due to neurogenic bladder. Neurogenic bladder refers to any changes in bladder function that occur due to spinal cord injury. Depending on your level of injury, two general kinds…
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Physical therapist working with male patient with spinal cord injury (SCI)

National Spinal Cord Injury Centers

After a spinal cord injury (SCI) it’s important to access a rehabilitation center that can optimize your recovery, but it can be difficult to know where to start. When selecting a spinal rehab center, proximity to where you live is a key factor to consider, but it’s also important to be sure the rehabilitation center…
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Avoiding Blood Clots After Spinal Cord Injury

Image Credit: amazing studio A blood clot is just what it sounds like: a thickening of the blood. People with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at particular risk for blood clots, also referred to as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Risk is often higher in the days and weeks following injury, usually during a stay at…
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