Spring 2012: Volume 21, Number 2
My Shoulder Hurts! My Wrist Aches! Upper Limb Pain in Spinal Cord Injury
Many individuals with SCI develop arm, shoulder, wrist, hand, back or neck pain after SCI. Dr. Deborah Crane, rehabilitation physician at Harborview Medical Center, discusses causes, treatments, and ways to prevent this common, debilitating problem.
- New remodel…new independence
Larry Mohrman has tetraplegia (quadriplegia) and is able to live independently because his home was remodeled with his specific needs in mind. This article includes photos of the interior and exterior taken before and after the remodel.
- SCI Forum: Ultralight Wheelchair Skills: From Rehab to Real World
Learn the skills you need to successfully navigate your manual wheelchair in a variety of situations and environments so you can more fully participate in the activities you enjoy. Physical therapist Elisa Smith explains how to perform important wheelchair skills and shows videos of individuals with SCI demonstrating wheelies, going up and down curbs, taking stairs, and more.
- Literature Review: 12 abstracts of medical journal articles on SCI topics
Read about recent research findings on sexual function, pressure ulcers, electrical stimulation, and other topics related to spinal cord injury.
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