health smarts. Pain & SCI

September 2012
PN;Sep2012, Vol. 66 Issue 9, p18
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The article offers information on the different pain usually seen in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). These patients are usually shown to suffer from musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain in their shoulder, back and neck or arm and hand. One should maintain healthy body weight and use good transfer techniques for avoiding pain. However, patients who are already in pain can use safe wheelchair propulsion techniques and can choose apt treatment for long-term benefits.


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