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Health Information

The aim of our "Health Information" pages is to provide you with as much information as possible on spinal cord injury (SCI), its complications, and the management of common problems.

As no two spinal cord injuries are the same, some of the information may not apply to your specific circumstances.

By its very nature, this information can only be a general overview. It does not constitute professional advice and should not be relied upon as such. . If you have particular questions about problems relating specifically to you, please contact your doctor, health professional or one of the staff of the Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service.

How to access this information

To view many of the fact sheets and documents on our Health Information pages, you will need to have Adobe Reader, or other software capable of reading pdf documents installed on your computer or device. If you don't currently have this program installed, you can download it by visiting the Adobe website. Just click on the icon below.

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Autonomic Dysreflexia

Information about autonomic dysreflexia as it relates to spinal cord injury management.

Bladder and Bowel

Information about bowel and bladder function as it relates to spinal cord injury management.

Equipment

Information about equipment provision and prescription as it relates to spinal cord injury management.

Health and Wellness

Information about general health and well-being as it relates to spinal cord injury management.

Pain

Information about pain as it relates to spinal cord injury management.

Participating in life after SCI

A series of videos of people with spinal cord injury, describing their lived experience with SCI

Service Information

Information about services provided through the Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service

Sexuality and Fertility

Information about sexuality and fertility as it relates to spinal cord injury management.

Skin Care

Information about skin care as it relates to spinal cord injury management.

Spasticity

Information about muscle spasm as it relates to spinal cord injury management.

Last updated: 31 August 2017