Almost everybody seems to be interested in losing weight these days. As a wheelchair user, losing weight is especially hard. Many of the workouts we see on a daily basis, whether they're online or at your local fitness club, simply aren't wheelchair accessible. And, if you don't live near an adapted gym, your options as a wheelchair user are likely limited.
Out of everybody on the planet, people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) are among the highest risk populations susceptible to pressure ulcers, or what are more commonly known as pressure sores. It's a sad but true fact. However, there are prevention tips and methods that can save you from the hell of suffering with pressure sores after a spinal injury. You don't have to accept them as a way of life just because you're sitting all day.
While most people with chronic pain focus on their bodies and how to alleviate pain using painkillers or other natural treatments, they often overlook the adjustments they can make to their surroundings to minimize pain. The truth is, you can minimize your chronic pain if you make a few adjustments to your home and your home life. Our tips will help you get started on the path to less pain at home.
It is widely embraced in our culture to have a drink or two when needing to ‘take the edge off’ after a stressful day. A lot of people convince themselves that they need alcohol in order to be sociable or relax. It is common knowledge that alcohol in excess can be severely harmful to your health, but people with a SCI may not be aware that this is exceptionally true for them.
You may not realize how much of the pain you experience with your spinal cord injury (SCI) day to day you could have complete control over. The mental component of pain is something that researchers have been analyzing for many years. It has been found through their extensive studies that “our perception of an injury can have a stronger influence on how much pain we experience than the actual tissue damage that has occurred.”
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