Hot Topic Module: Managing Pain After Spinal Cord Injury

Young man with SCI conducting shoulder exercises

This Hot Topic Module consists of a suite of resources to help individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) diagnose, manage, and treat their pain.



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Managing Pain After SCI
Our featured video and brief video clips share information about managing different kinds of pain individuals with SCI may experience after sustaining a spinal cord injury.


Pain after Spinal Cord Injury
Experiencing pain after spinal cord injury is a serious problem for many people with SCI, and may occur in parts of the body with and without sensation. Learn more about symptoms and management techniques for pain after SCI.

Skin Care and Pressure Sores in Spinal Cord Injury
A pressure sore is an area of the skin or underlying tissue that is damaged due to loss of blood flow to the area. The six part series illuminates the causes, risks, prevention, and treatment of pressure sores for people with SCI.

Spasticity and Spinal Cord Injury
Spasticity is the uncontrolled tightening or contracting of the muscles that is common in individuals with spinal cord injuries. This factsheet explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment for spasticity.

Safe Transfer Technique
Transferring in and out of your wheelchair puts higher stress on your arms and shoulders than anything else you do on a regular basis. This factsheet explains the correct way to transfer in order to keep your arms functioning and pain-free.

Quick Review

Effects of Nicotine on Spinal Cord Injury Pain
This study explores the effect of nicotine on pain experienced after Spinal Cord Injury.


Pain After Spinal Cord Injury
Pain is a serious problem for many people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Pain after SCI can occur in parts of the body where there is normal sensation (feeling) as well as areas that have little or no feeling. The pain is very real and can have a negative impact on quality of life. View our slideshow to learn more about options for managing pain after SCI.