Living With a Spinal Cord Injury - Life With a Spinal Cord Injury
Grief is one of the many challenges of adjusting to life after a spinal cord injury. It's your reaction to loss, and it affects you both emotionally and physically. But letting your
emotions control you can result in unhealthy decisions and behavior, a longer
rehab, and taking longer to adjust to your spinal cord injury (SCI). Feeling and naming your emotions, and talking to others about them, will help you feel more solid and in control.
Talking to a professional counselor who understands the challenges of living with an SCI can be very helpful during tough times.
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Pain in an SCI can be complicated and
confusing. You may feel pain where you have feeling. But you may also feel
pain in an area where otherwise you have no feeling. The pain may be severe at
some times. But at other times it may disappear or bother you only a little.
Strength exercises with free weights or weight machines.
part in sports is an excellent way to exercise. And there are often leagues or groups to promote wheelchair
basketball and racing and other activities. Staying active provides both physical and emotional benefits.