Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord trauma is damage to the spinal cord. It may result from direct injury to the cord itself or indirectly from damage to surrounding bones, tissues, or blood vessels.
CERVICAL (NECK) INJURIES
When spinal cord injuries occur in the neck area, symptoms can affect the arms, legs, and middle of the body. The symptoms may occur on one or both sides of the body. Symptoms can include:
Breathing difficulties from paralysis of the breathing muscles, if the injury is high up in the neck.
Loss of normal bowel and bladder control which may include constipation, incontinence and bladder spasms.
Spasticity (increased muscle tone)
THORACIC (CHEST LEVEL) INJURIES
When spinal injuries occur at chest level, symptoms can affect the legs.
Loss of normal bowel and bladder control which may include constipation & incontinence.
Sensory changes & Numbness
Weakness & paralysis
Injuries to the cervical or high thoracic spinal cord may also result in blood pressure problems, abnormal sweating, and trouble maintaining normal body temperature.
LUMBAR SACRAL (LOWER BACK) INJURIES
When spinal injuries occur at the lower back level with varying degrees of symptoms that can affect one or both legs and the muscles that control your bowels and bladder.
Loss of normal bowel and bladder control which may include constipation, leakage, and bladder spasms.
Spasticity & decreased muscle tone
Weakness and paralysis
BENEFIT FROM PMTD:
- Facilitates detoxification of the body
- Improved absorption of nutrients and medication
- Improved Circulation
- Improved Stamina
- Improved Muscle balance and Coordination
- Improved recovery time
- Maintain muscles in paralyzed limbs
- Prevention of pressure sores
- Gain greater control over bladder and bowel function
- Increased stamina and strength
- Prevention of muscle atrophy and wasting
- Improved range of motion (ROM) and joint flexibility
- Promote digestion and colon health
- Improved overall function in daily activities (ADLs)
- Improved quality of life (NECK) INJURIES