Living with Spinal Cord Injury: A Wellness Approach

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 302 pages
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The definitive guide for dealing with the major challenges those with spinal cord injuries face Medical advances have made it possible for those with spinal cord injuries to live an essentially normal life span' and to lead full' meaningful and productive lives. Inevitably' however' spinal injury superimposes special considerations on the routine activities and passages of life' and activities that might once have been easy can in many cases become increasingly difficult. This book identifies medical and nonmedical problems that individuals with SCI face as they get older' while providing practical advice on how to tackle these challenges. Includes information on health finances social support system the effects of aging.
 

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Contents

The Cardiovascular System 1 CHAPTER 1 Introduction Living with Spinal Cord Injury
12
The Respiratory System
34
The Gastrointestinal System
54
The Urinary System
75
The Musculoskeletal System
90
Skin and Dental Care
129
Your Emotional WellBeing
148
Wheelchairs The Key to Mobility
161
Managing Your Finances 189 CHAPTER 11 A Fresh Look at Rehabilitation
195
Insurance Issues
200
A Note for Caregivers 210 CHAPTER 14 Managing a Home Health Attendant
221
Glossary
229
Resources
235
Back Cover Material
237
Index
239
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Vans and Minivans
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About the author (2010)

Adrian Cristian, MD is President of Medical Staff at the Bronx Veterans Association Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

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