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If you are a wheelchair user, there are a lot of things to consider regarding your health.

Not only has your physical health changed, but likely your mental health has, as well. You may wonder, “How do I choose the wheelchair that is best for me?” You may also be concerned about things like, “How do I prevent pressure ulcers?” Or you may wonder, “Which cushions and backrests give me the best support?”

Read these articles for great information on staying healthy in a wheelchair with topics like:

  • Staying active, exercising, and reducing stress
  • Avoiding complications such as back problems and pressure ulcers
  • Making sure your wheelchair fit is optimal
  • Knowing what questions to ask at your doctor’s appointments

You will find out tips like:

  • One of the best ways to choose a wheelchair is to to try it “in motion.”
  • Wheelchair rain covers can help keep both you and your chair protected from the rain.
  • You can get wheelchair backs that are tension adjustable, to help maintain the right amount of support.
  • There are five areas to consider when choosing a wheelchair tyre: Measurements, Type, Maintenance, Task, Environment.

¡Happy reading!

 

Smoking With An SCI

Smoking With An SCI: How Does It Affect Me?

One of the most important things you will have to do after a spinal cord injury is to take care of your skin. You will need to protect it from pressure ulcers and other types of injuries and breakdowns. If you smoke, then this will make your health risks even greater. Smoking can be harmful […]

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radicular pain

Radicular Pain After Spinal Cord Injury: What Is It?

Radicular pain is a common problem that accompanies spinal cord injury (SCI). Experiencing radicular pain is frustrating, but the good news is that it can be treated. If you have radicular pain, it is helpful to understand it. This article will explain radicular pain, what it is and what causes it, as well as the […]

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chiropractor or osteopath

Chiropractor Or Osteopath: Who Should You See?

Some people choose to see a chiropractor or osteopath for their back pain. Both types of doctors believe that having a healthy spine is very important for the overall health and integrity of the entire body. But there are some fundamental differences as well. Before choosing which professional to see, it is helpful to understand […]

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Sleep Tips For After A Spinal Cord Injury

After a spinal cord injury, you may find it hard to sleep. This could be for several different reasons. Your body has physically changed, and you may have trouble with pain, breathing, or general discomfort. Your mind may also be racing, as you think about your new life, the adjustments you need to make, and […]

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Depression After an SCI

Depression After an SCI: Signs and Symptoms

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a life-changing event. Things will never completely go back to the way they once were, and many changes may be taking place with your physical condition and your emotions. Because of this, you may find it hard to cope with everyday life. According to the World Health Organization, “Most […]

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How To Get The Most Value Out Of Every Doctor’s Appointment

After sustaining a spinal cord injury, your life might include multiple doctors appointments. That can diminish with time, but when the injury is new, you may find yourself making the rounds to a variety of specialists, frequently. Because of this, remembering what each doctor does and what they have said can be confusing. You may […]

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