Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

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Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

Moving Ahead with Your Life


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"This indispenable guide offers a complete picture of the road to recovery, and the specifics to move ahead with your life. When possible it encourages readers to resume their favorite hobbies, participate in athletic activities and return to the workplace.

For the first time, leading medical specialists at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic offer their expert advice on everything from emotional adjustments, to skin care, to home and car modifications, to quality-of-life improvements. Easy-to-read, illustrated, and well organized, Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with A Spinal Cord Inury provides the "how-to" regarding the day-to-day challenges faced by anyone who has a spinal cord injury.


Product Details

  • Publication Date April 07, 2009
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603774

About The Author(s)

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Program provides lifelong services in an interdisciplinary setting to people with spinal cord injury. The goal of the program is to help each person reach his or her optimal functional ability, level of wellness, quality of life, and reentry to the community. The Spinal Cord Injury Program at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and the Joint Commission.

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a primary value that "the needs of the patient come first." Mayo Clinic provides treatment to more than half a million people each year at its sites in Rochester, Minnesota; Jacksonville, Florida; and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Part I: Living with Spinal Cord Injury
1. Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury
Part II: Managing Changes to Your Body
2. Dealing with Internal Organ Functions
3. Dealing with Skin, Muscle, and Bone Function
4. Managing Circulation and Body Regulation
Part III: Sexuality and Fertility
5. Sexual Health
Part IV: Overcoming Limitations After a Spinal Cord Injury
6. Managing Your Independence
7. Staying Healthy After Spinal Cord Injury
Part V: Living Fully with a Spinal Cord Injury: Actively Participating in Your Life
Additional Information: Research and Clinical Trials
Resources for those Living with a Disability