How to Regain Strength after Spinal Cord Injury
Need for Rehabilitation:
Road traffic accidents, sports injuries and falls are the most common causes of spinal cord injuries. Unlike many other physical injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) lead to not just limitations in functional independence, but several other co-morbidities and long-term consequences including deep vein thrombosis, urinary tract infections, pulmonary and cardiovascular problems. Depending on the severity of the injury and duration of the treatment rehabilitation plan could vary. Rehabilitation is important to ensure normal functioning of the respiratory and digestive system, prevention of joint contractures, conservation of bone density and loss of muscle strength.