- 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
Your skin needs extra care after a spinal cord injury. The lack of sensation and reflex activity in your post-spinal cord injury skin means that nature's warning system has been turned off.
There are a number of ways the incidence of pressure injuries caused through sleep and bed rest can be minimised.
Take care when using your commode chair or shower bench and with showering and washing to prevent injury and damage your skin.
When you have a spinal cord injury the risk of trauma to your skin and underlying tissue is high.
Taking the pressure off can help prevent skin injuries.
Maintaining healthy skin is an important part of living with a spinal cord injury.