- Diet and nutrition
- Mental health
- Relationships and family
- Sexuality and intimacy
- Bladder care
- Bowel care
- Skin care
- Pain or hypersensitivity
- Autonomic dysreflexia
- Other issues and complications
Other issues and complications
After spinal cord injury, the bones of your paralysed limbs become osteoporotic, reducing the bone mineral density and making them very brittle and weakened.
Spasm is an exaggeration of the normal reflexes that occur when the body is stimulated in certain ways.
In some people with a spinal cord injury cysts (syrinxes) develop in the spinal cord.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the lower legs.
There are several medicines that are used to reduce muscle spasms and stiffness which can occur after spinal cord injury. These medicines may also help to reduce the pain caused by spasms.