Publisher: Harvard University Press; 1 edition (May 2008)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.7 MB
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Spinal wire harm, or SCI, is usually unexpected and unexpected―through coincidence, ailment, or violence, sufferers briefly lose keep an eye on in their our bodies and, it kind of feels, their lives. With rehabilitation, they could learn how to navigate their global once again, retraining muscular tissues and brain to atone for paralyzed limbs and decreased power. yet as Dr. Michelle Alpert indicates right here, there's way more to recapturing complete, autonomous lives than regaining flow. crucial to long term good fortune is mending the household. Combining Dr. Alpert’s scientific adventure with sufferers’ personal tales, Spinal twine damage and the kin is for people and their households who needs to climb again from damage: for the younger quad couple, either quadriplegic, who desire to conceive and lift a toddler; for the paraplegic dad who desires to educate his daughter to force; for the couple brooding about how they could regain the sexual spark of their relationship.The authors conceal the reasons of and analysis for SCI via case experiences, overview universal classes of rehabilitation, and resolution the “what now?” questions―from day-by-day workouts to bigger concerns bearing on intercourse, schooling and employment, childbearing, and parenting with SCI. wealthy in medical info and useful suggestion, the e-book indicates how actual sufferers and their households live complete lives after spinal wire damage.