Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are mostly caused by trauma, with a small number of cases caused by tumors or congenital diseases. The location and severity of the injury determine the level of impact on limb function, ranging from lower body paralysis, limb paralysis, or a combination of both, as well as other problems such as difficulty with urination or defecation.
Most patients with spinal cord injury have good cognitive function, and starting rehabilitation treatment as early as possible is the best way to help improve their self-care abilities. In addition to the necessary treatments such as muscle strength and endurance training, control of abnormal muscle tone, and hand function training, with the cooperation of other medical professionals, setting the appropriate treatment goals, providing suitable assistive devices, recommendations for environmental modifications, and psychological support, are all crucial aspects to help patients regain their confidence throughout the rehabilitation process.