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Common Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injury

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Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord resulting in the loss of function, mobility, and/or feeling in your body.(www.shepherd.org)

Some of the common signs and symptoms of spinal cord injury include:

  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Weakness in the arms and/or legs
  • Severe pain or pressure in the neck or back
  • Decreased sensation in the arms and/or legs
  • Unusual lumps along the spine and difficulty breathing
If not treated immediately, there can be long-term complications such as:
  • Spasticity, joint contracture
  • Inability to regulate blood pressure or body temperature
  • Increased risk of heart or lung problems and persistent pain
  • Increased risk of heart or lung problems and sexual dysfunction
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control and paralysis in the arms or legs

Individuals who are diagnosed with these conditions will need to undergo rehabilitation or therapy. So if you or your loved ones have complex medical needs, we can provide them with subacute nursing care

Here at Grand Villa Congregate Living Health Facility, a trusted congregate living facility in California, we team up with rehabilitation centers to assist in the rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injury.

When it comes to providing healthcare in Clovis, California, we are the experts you can trust. When you or your loved ones need a certain level of care, we provide an environment where such care is provided at the highest standard available.

So if you need skilled nursing or other healthcare services, please feel free to call us anytime.

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