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Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis Resource Center

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Secondary Conditions

Basic Conditions

Find out about the resources available on the various aspects of paralysis that are common to many conditions.

Autonomic Dysreflexia 
A potentially dangerous reaction that can occur as a result of an irritation or infection in spinal cord injuries at T6 or higher.

Bladder Management 
Information on managing either a spastic or flaccid bladder resulting from paralysis.

Bowel Care 
Information for healthy bowel care.

Offers suggestions on methods to treat and manage chronic pain related to spinal cord injury or disease.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
People with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at particular risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during their acute hospital course.

Found two or three times more often among people who are paralyzed than among the nondisabled – it is common but not normal.

Respiratory Health 
Information especially for people who use vents.

Sexual Health for Men 
Information on sexual function and fertility.

Sexual Health for Women 
Generally speaking, sexual expression in the paralyzed female is less affected than in the male; it is physically easier for the woman to adapt or redefine her sexual role, albeit a passive one.

Skin Care 
How to keep skin healthy and avoid pressure wounds.

The different types and causes of spasticity.

Upper Extremity Care 
With knowledge, the right equipment, exercise and care you can preserve arms and shoulders for the long-term, and avoid pain.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.