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Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

Moving Ahead with Your Life

Mayo Clinic (author)

ISBN: 9781932603774

Publication Date: Apr 2009

Format: Paperback

With all the information written, vetted, and endorsed by the world's most prestigious medical clinic, the book enables sufferers of spinal cord injury to return to an active and productive life within the limits of their disability. Leading experts offer advice on everything from emotional adjustments to skin care to modifying homes and cars.

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This indispenable guide offers a complete picture of the road to recovery and the specifics to move ahead with your life. When possible it encourages readers to resume their favourite hobbies, participate in athletic activities and return to the workplace.

For the first time, leading medical specialists at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic offer their expert advice on everything from emotional adjustments, to skin care, to home and car modifications, to quality-of-life improvements. Easy-to-read, illustrated and well organised, Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with A Spinal Cord Inury provides the "how-to" regarding the day-to-day challenges faced by anyone who has a Spinal Cord Injury.


While the chapters on body changes in the various organ systems are written at approximately a high school reading level and contain some medical jargon, they offer a great deal of detail not found in other books on this topic. This book is recommended for all consumer health libraries, and is highly recommended for those serving rehabilitation settings. -Deborah Magnan, Samuel and Sandra Hekemian Medical Library, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ , CAPHIS

"Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with a Spinal Cord Injury brings down the full force of the Mayo Clinic's medical expertise...is a must for any coping with this difficult situation." -The Midwest Book Review

"Illustrated and easy to consult, Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with a Spinal Cord Injury provides the basics of challenges and how to overcome them: any serious health library needs this patient reference." -California Bookwatch

"A helpful, well-organized, readable guide. - Library Journal

This is a very helpful guide especially for the newly injured and their families as they begin to put together a plan for their new life. The illustrations, practical guidance and down-to-earth presentation will assist individuals in making choices they face a little less daunting."-Peter T Wilderotter, President & CEO, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Pages 200
Date Published 30 Apr 2009
Publisher Demos Health
Subject/s Neurology & clinical neurophysiology   Rehabilitation   Rehabilitation: brain & spinal injuries  
Preface; Foreword; Part I: Living with Spinal Cord Injury: 1. Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury;Part II: Managing Changes to Your Body: 2. Dealing with Internal Organ Functions; 3. Dealing with Skin, Muscle, and Bone Function; 4. Managing Circulation and Body Regulation; Part III: Sexuality and Fertility: 5. Sexual Health; Part IV: Overcoming Limitations After a Spinal Cord Injury: 6. Managing Your Independence; 7. Staying Healthy After Spinal Cord Injury;Part V: Living Fully with a Spinal Cord Injury: Actively Participating in Your LifeAdditional Information: Research and Clinical Trials; Resources for those Living with a Disability; Glossary; Index
Mayo Clinic - The Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Program provides lifelong services in an interdisciplinary setting to people with spinal cord injury. The goal of the program is to help each person reach his or her optimal functional ability, level of wellness, quality of life, and reentry to the community. The Spinal Cord Injury Program at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and the Joint Commission. Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a primary value that "the needs of the patient come first." Mayo Clinic provides treatment to more than half a million people each year at its three sites in Rochester, Minnesota, Jacksonville, Florida and Scottsdale.

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