Living With a Spinal Cord Injury - Pressure Sores
Treating pressure sores
General treatment for pressure sores is
to keep the area dry and clean, eat well, and reduce pressure. All pressure
sores need to be treated early. If a sore progresses to
stage 3 or 4 , it is hard to treat and can lead to serious
complications. Specific treatment depends on the stage
of the pressure sore.
For more information on treatment,
see the topic
Note: Pressure sores can
autonomic dysreflexia, which causes sudden very
high blood pressure and headaches. If not treated
promptly and correctly, it may lead to
stroke, and even death. These complications are rare, but it is important to know the
symptoms and watch for them.