Spinal Cord Injury
- VHL HealthSheet #85319_VA
The spinal cord is a long bundle of nerve fibers and nerve cells that extend from the base of the skull to below the waist. It is protected by the bones of your spine. The spinal cord nerves carry messages between the brain and the rest of the body. For that reason, injuries to the spinal cord are very serious.
Hiring Caregivers for Spinal Cord Injury
- VHL HealthSheet #41199_VA
People with spinal cord injury often need help with tasks of daily living. These include dressing, grooming, personal hygiene, and eating. They also include home management tasks, such as cooking, paying bills, and cleaning. A caregiver or personal assistant can provide that help.