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Fitness and SCI/D

Summary If you have a spinal cord injury (SCI), you can and should be physically active. Your health will benefit from regular exercise after SCI. Your exercise program should include three parts: stretching, aerobic exercise, and strength training. Setting goals, recognizing potential barriers, being prepared, and learning about resources can help you have a successful …

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What is a Syrinx?

What is Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia (cyst/syrinx)? Post-traumatic syringomyelia is a condition that can occur following spinal cord injury and can result in progressive deterioration of the spinal cord. Post-traumatic syringomyelia involves development of a fluid-filled cavity (called a cyst or syrinx) within the spinal cord following a spinal cord injury. Tethering or scarring of the spinal …

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Managing Your Caregivers

For many people with spinal cord injuries, personal caregivers are one of life’s daily necessities. Finding and retaining reliable, competent, affordable caregivers can be very time-consuming and stressful. And the more care you need, the more you may find that you are running a small business with lots of employees and complicated shift schedules. Whether …

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Neurogenic Bladder and SCI/D

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can occur secondary to spinal column fracture after road traffic accidents or trauma or as a consequence of vascular ischemia or infection. The most common urologic complications following SCI are urinary tract infection (UTI), upper and lower urinary tract deterioration, and bladder or renal stones. One of the most fundamental steps following …

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