Spinal cord injury health management and prevention

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on July 29, 2016

From our friends at The Kessler Foundation:

Medical complications, such as changes in bowel function, pressure ulcers, and pneumonia are common after a spinal cord injury (SCI). These conditions can have a significant impact on day-to-day activities and quality of life if they are not managed properly. They can result in hospitalization, and in some cases, even death.

The Kessler Foundation has created a three-part video series to educate and provide information to individuals with SCI and caregivers on the management and prevention of some common medical complications that are associated with SCI. Below is the first video in the series that covers the basics of bowel programs and treatments for individuals new to living with paralysis.

For more information or to request a free DVD version of the series, connect with the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System via [email protected]

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