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Spinal Cord Injury
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The spinal cord is a vital part of the central nervous system; even a small injury can lead to severe disability. In the US, there are approximately 230,000 people living with traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), with over 10,000 more becoming disabled each year. Learning to live with SCI can be a challenge to any individual, caregiver or family. To improve their ability to cope, everyone involved must understand how the body responds to a Spinal Cord Injury and educate themselves about treatment and management issues. Spinal Cord Injury, the newest title in the critically acclaimed American Academy of Neurology Press Quality of Life Guides, is an authoritative and reliable resource for any patient, family member or caregiver looking to inform themselves on this topic. Written in easy-to-understand language, this excellent overview of Spinal Cord Injury and its treatment, is essential reading for all patients desiring a better quality of life and for family members and caregivers who need a better understanding of this condition and its effects. This informative book explains the anatomy of the spine, the results of injury and the treatment and management issues encountered during rehabilitation. It contains a glossary with commonly used terms and website resources that can aid in further research. In addition, it includes current research to help SCI patients make informed medical decisions that promote optimum healing. Spinal Cord Injury will help patients, caregivers and family members cope with SCI and enjoy a better quality of life.
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How Does the Spinal Cord Work and What Happens to a Person When It Doesn't?; Causes of Spinal Cord Injury and Disease; Health Care after SCI; What Happens During Rehabilitation; Research; Resources.

About the Author

Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD. is professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.||Bruce H. Dobkin, MD, FRCP, is Professor of Neurology, University of

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A reliable source on this topic... Written in easy-to-understand language, the book includes information on how the spinal cord works and what happens when it is injured, the benefits of rehabilitation, assistive devices that can make life easier, [and] a glossary with commonly used terms for communicating with doctors and caregivers.--Paraplegia News"A concise, easy-to-understand guide to help spinal cord injury (SCI) patients, their families, loved ones and caregivers better understand the scientific basis for the disabilities that result from SCI, the current medical treatments and rehabilitation management of SCI, and the research directions that point to hope for better functional recovery in the future."--SciTech Book News

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