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Monthly Archives: June 2006

HYPERTHERMIA/HYPOTHERMIA

Because of your spinal cord injury, the temperature of your body has an increased tendency to fluctuate according to...

HETEROTOPIC OSSIFICATION (HO)/CYST

Heterotopic Ossification (HO) is the development of abnormal bone in soft (non-skeletal) tissue, primarily in the region of the...

MEDICAL PROBLEMS

A medication is a substance that is taken to prevent or to cure a medical problem. The proper use...

PAIN

TYPES OF PAIN In general, there are four categories of pain that occurs as a complication of SCI: central, muscle...

POSTURAL (ORTHOSTATIC) HYPOTENSION

Postural Hypotension, also known as orthostatic hypotension, is a condition which results in a decrease in blood pressure when you sit or stand. This...

SPASTICITY

Spasticity is common in varying degrees after spinal cord injury. Spasticity is a non-specific symptom, which may occur in many problems associated with spinal...

MACHANICAL AND ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES

Light Switches and Lighting * Light switches placed at a height between 3 feet and 3 feet 6 inches; if adjacent...

WINDOWS, STORAGE, LAUNDRY, AND COUNTERS

* Windows that open outward and are easy to operate; horizontal sliding windows are recommended -- casement windows, which...

FLOORS, HALLWAYS, AND WALLS

* Hard surface floors -- such as wood, vinyl, tile, or tightly woven carpeting installed tight to the floor...

DOORWAYS AND DOORS

* Minimum clear width for doorways of 32 inches for wheelchair passage; clear width of narrow doorways can be...