Spinal Cord Injury Treatment
Treatment for a spinal cord injury may include a neck or back brace, intravenous fluids, corticosteroid medication, narcotic pain medication, surgery, and physical therapy.
Specific treatment for a spinal cord injury may include:
- Intravenous fluids
- Corticosteroids for spinal cord injury:
- Immobilization of the spine for spinal cord injury:
- Neck collar
- Neck brace
- Back brace
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Ibuprin, Nuprin)
- Naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn)
- Ketoprofen (Oruvail, Orudis, Actron)
- Narcotic pain medication
- Bladder catheterization for spinal cord injury
- Surgery for spinal cord injury:
- Rehabilitation for spinal cord injury
- Physical therapy for spinal cord injury
- Occupational therapy for spinal cord injury
Spinal Cord Injury Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of spinal cord injury.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Will I need surgery?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- Will I need occupational therapy?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Spinal Cord Injury Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a spinal cord injury:
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