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What are the health and lifestyle tips to follow for the first six months after spinal cord injury rehabilitation?

A spinal cord injury is a life-altering event that can bring about a great deal of change to your very mode of existence. Such an injury leaves the patient paralyzed, partly or fully – depending on its intensity, physically disabled and unable to do perform even the simple tasks that require the use of limbs. Although it is vital to go through medication and post hospitalization rehabilitation processes to attain the maximum possible recovery, one must make sure to be cautious of the regular life activities after returning home. A patient, after encountering a spinal cord injury, still has a long way to go in terms of complete recovery because of the loss of balance, neurotic senses, dysfunctional limbs, and mental stress. The health and lifestyle tips to follow are: Regular Exercise: After recovering from a spinal cord injury, it is vital to maintaining proper bone health. Daily stretching and walking exercises are required to help the patient reduce pain and discomfort that persists for a short period of time even after medical intervention assures discharge from the care center. This will help the patient regain strength in their limbs, regain the ability to perform simple regular activities, and gradually...
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Spinal rehabilitation

Spinal Cord Injury – All you need to know

Spinal cord injury can be categorized into various degrees, depending on the intensity of the affliction. It can be caused by mishaps such as a sudden fall, vehicle accidents, sports injuries, diseases like polio and spina bifida. However, an injury so sensitive must not be left unattended or delayed. Immediate hospitalization is certainly necessary to recover as soon as possible. Also, post-hospitalization treatments are important to help the patient regain as much independence possible. There are two main degrees to which one can injure their spine: Complete spinal cord injury This kind of an injury leaves the spinal cord completely severed, resulting in a halt to all functional capabilities. Such an injury may even lead to a state of paralysis. Incomplete spinal cord injury This form of injury results in the spinal cord being partially severed. The injured person is, however, able to retain some of their functional abilities. There are three major types of incomplete spinal cord injury Anterior Cord Syndrome – Injury to the front area of the spinal cord. Central Cord Syndrome – Injury to the central area of the spinal cord. Brown Sequard Syndrome – Injury to one whole side of the spinal cord. Depending on...
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