What are general medical concerns with SCI?

Published: September 15, 2004
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As a person with a disability who uses a wheelchair, you have additional health concerns. For example you must work harder to maintain your health. If you lack sensation, you must be alert for other signals from your body. It is wise to find out what you can about healthcare and advocating for yourself before an emergency or serious health threat arises.

* Educate yourself about insurance options and your coverage.
* Know your medical history
* Know your medications
* Tell others about particular health risk
* Establish a good relationship with your physician