- What happens to the spinal cord after injury?
- Recovery and early stages of rehabilitation
- How do I move?
- Your bladder and spinal cord injury
- Your bowel and spinal cord injury
- Your skin after spinal cord injury
- Sexual health and spinal cord injury
Your skin after spinal cord injury
Skin is the body’s natural protector; it helps to regulate our temperature, stops bugs getting in and provides sensory feedback to keep us safe.
After spinal cord injury your skin is more susceptible to damage and can take longer to heal. Knowing about your skin allows you to prevent damage.
This section covers how your skin works and the changes that occur after spinal cord injury.
For information about how to care for your skin and what to do if it’s damaged check out How to Keep Healthy>>Skin care.