Treat and manage pain associated with SCI

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on September 12, 2019 # Health, SCI Awareness

Pain Managment Booklet

Most people are unaware that pain is a frequent problem for a number of individuals living with paralysis and can significantly impact daily life. There are many types of pain associated with spinal cord injury (SCI) with varying frequency, duration, severity, and location, including areas where there is little to no feeling.

Our Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) created an informational booklet with techniques on how to treat and manage pain.

The booklet covers four main types of pain in-depth:

  • Neuropathic pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Referred or visceral pain
  • Psychological or emotional pain

While we hope this booklet serves as a useful guide on how to manage pain, it's important to see your physician or other qualified health care provider who can pinpoint the correct diagnosis and care. You can also watch our pain management video that highlights how to integrate pain management tactics into your daily routine.

To get a copy of our Pain Management booklet, please contact our Information Specialists at Living with pain can be isolating and overwhelming, so it's important to speak with peers who understand. Ask questions and talk to fellow community members who share similar experiences on Reeve Connect.

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, 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.