Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Preventing Complications
- VHL HealthSheet #41151_VA
A spinal cord injury (SCI) causes many changes in the body. Feeling and movement can both be affected. And the functions of many body organs may also be affected. These changes make certain complications more likely to happen. Some of the most common complications are infections (especially urinary infections), constipation, pressure sores, bone fractures, spasticity, and depression. To help limit these problems, take steps daily to manage your health.
Nutrition and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- VHL HealthSheet #41167_VA
Good nutrition is a vital part of staying healthy after an SCI. A nutritious and balanced diet helps you manage your weight. It provides you with the energy you need for daily activities. It keeps your body strong and as healthy as possible. And it helps reduce your risk of certain medical problems.