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Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Patients and Families (American Academy of Neurology)
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The spinal cord is a vital part of the central nervous system; even a small injury can lead to severe disability. In the US, there are approximately 230,000 people living with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), with over 10,000 more becoming disabled each year. Learning to live with SCI can be a challenge to any individual, caregiver or family. To improve their ability to cope, everyone involved must understand how the body responds to a spinal cord injury, and educate themselves about treatment and management issues. Spinal Cord Injury, the newest title in the critically acclaimed American Academy of Neurology Press Quality of Life Guides, is an authoritative and reliable resource for any patient, family member or caregiver looking to inform themselves on this topic.
Written in easy-to-understand language, this excellent overview of spinal cord injury and its treatment, is essential reading for all patients desiring a better quality of life, and for family members and caregivers who need a better understanding of this condition and its effects. This informative book explains the anatomy of the spine, the results of injury and the treatment and management issues encountered during rehabilitation. It contains a glossary with commonly used terms, and website resources that can aid in further research. In addition, it includes current research to help SCI patients make informed medical decisions that promote optimum healing.
Spinal Cord Injury will help patients, caregivers, and family members cope with SCI and enjoy a better quality of life.
Book News Annotation:
Selzer (neurology, U. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) and Dobkin (neurology, U. of California) present a concise, easy-to-understand guide to help spinal cord injury (SCI) patients, their families, loved ones and caregivers better understand the scientific basis for the disabilities that result from SCI, the current medical treatments and rehabilitation management of SCI, and the research directions that point to hope for better functional recovery in the future. The text also includes a glossary of terms generally used in literature about SCI as well as a list of internet sites where additional useful information can be found. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This well-written, reliable overview of traumatic spinal cord injury and its treatment is essential reading for all patients, family members, and caregivers who want a better understanding of the condition. In simple, everyday English, it explains the anatomy of the spine, the results of injury, and treatment and management issues encountered during rehabilitation. A glossary of commonly used terms and website resources offer tools for further study, while the latest scientific research helps patients make informed medical decisions that promote optimum healing.
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