>Autonomic dysreflexia

The key is knowing your baseline blood pressure, triggers and symptoms.

>Bladder management

Understand how paralysis affects bladder management and health.

>Bowel management

Paralysis disrupts the bowel system, causing various complications.

>Deep vein thrombosis

DVT is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body.


Pain is a signal triggered in the nervous system that can be debilitating.

>Respiratory health

Navigate the impact of paralysis on the respiratory system.


A life-threatening condition that arises from the body's response to an infection.

>Skin care

Limited mobility coupled with impaired sensation can lead to pressure sores.


Varies from mild muscle stiffness to severe, uncontrollable leg movements.

>Upper extremity care

Got arm, shoulder or wrist pain? If you're pushing a wheelchair, you are not alone.

>Webcast: SCI & swelling

Nurse Linda discusses how to manage swelling in the hands and feet.

>Webcast: Bone fractures

Candace Cable's personal experience with paralysis and bone fractures.

>Webcast: Complications

Nurse Linda on how to stay healthy while managing secondary complications.

>Webcast: SCI & aging

Nurse Linda discusses issues related to aging and spinal cord injury.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3002, 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.