A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord which often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury. The most common cause of spinal cord injury is trauma. The symptoms of spinal cord injury depend on the position of the injury along your spinal cord and the severity of injury. Common spinal cord injury symptoms include loss of movement, loss of sensation, difficulty breathing, stressed reflex activities or spasms, pain, etc.
The most important factors in management of spinal cord injury are to relieve any pressure on the spinal cord and immobilization of spinal cord. Spinal cord injury can impair the body's ability to keep warm, so heat therapy devices like heating pads, infrared massagers can provide you warmth and pain relief. Assistive products like lumbar and sacral braces, belts, adjustable back rest provide required support. Toilet products like wheelchair commodes allow seniors with severe spinal cord injury to address bathroom needs more comfortably. Walking sticks and walkers improve your mobility. Hip cycle and new cycle exerciser might help you in regular physical therapy to regain mobility.