Medical complications after spinal cord injury: Spasticity, pain, and endocrine/metabolic changes

Short Title:
Medical complications after spinal cord injury: Spasticity, pain, and endocrine/metabolic changes
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46851.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 10, issue 2, pp 86-106
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article discusses medical conditions and complications associated with spinal cord injury (SCI), including spasticity, pain, and endocrine/metabolic changes, and describes ways to properly manage and treat these conditions. Spasticity often interferes with comfort, function, and quality of life after SCI. Spasticity can be reduced by various therapies, starting with non-pharmacologic and noninvasive methods before proceeding to treatment with medications, intrathecal administration of drugs, or nerve blocks by chemical injections. Pain is a common complaint that has multiple causes. Accurate classification of pain in people with SCI is essential to selecting the appropriate treatment. People with SCI generally have adverse body composition changes and are less active than the general population, which are determinants of insulin resistance.
Author(s):
Ragnarsson, Kristjan T.; Stein, Adam B.; Spungen, Ann M.; Bauman, William A.
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