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Understanding the types and cause of paralysis

Understanding the types and cause of paralysis

Although there are many different types of paralysis, these can be broadly categorised into five main types: monoplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia and quadriplegia. Monoplegia Monoplegia is where one area of the body is paralysed. Usually, the rest of the body has normal...
Osteoporosis and spinal cord injury

Osteoporosis and spinal cord injury

The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) project in Canada has published a raft of useful information on osteoporosis after a spinal cord injury (SCI). This blog post highlights the key points. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less...
Pain after a spinal cord injury

Pain after a spinal cord injury

According to evidence collected by the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) project in Canada, It is common after a spinal cord injury (SCI). Pain can be very distressing and can get in the way of work, staying healthy, mood, and sleep. Because of this,...
Understanding spasticity after a spinal cord injury

Understanding spasticity after a spinal cord injury

Evidence collected by the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) project in Canada highlights that spasticity is a common symptom of a spinal cord injury (SCI). But what is spasticity and how is it best treated? What is spasticity Spasticity is a movement...
Coping with pressure sores after a spinal cord injury

Coping with pressure sores after a spinal cord injury

Pressure sores are common after SCI. They can affect as many as one third of people with a SCI each year and almost every person with a SCI experiences at least one pressure sore in their lifetime. The risk of pressure sores increases over time when living with an SCI...
Wheelchairs and a spinal cord injury

Wheelchairs and a spinal cord injury

We recently came across some research from the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) project in Canada on the factors that spinal cord injury patients need to consider when choosing and using a wheelchair. Firstly, looking at how you should choose a...