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After a Spinal Cord Injury

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.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Your Transition Home - VHL HealthSheet #41183_VA
Leaving a hospital or rehabilitation facility to return to your home after your injury takes a lot of planning. You, your family, and your SCI care team will work together. This sheet gives you an overview of what to consider before and after your transition.
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.
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