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How do you answer the question “Will I ever walk again?” after a spinal cord injury?

How do you answer the question “Will I ever walk again?” after a spinal cord injury?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

Psychologist/Director Spinal Cord Injury, Outpatient Psychologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA

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Early on, we just say, “We really don’t know, and we want you to just work as hard as you can in rehabilitation. In the first three months, there’s often a lot natural recovery in addition to what we can do, and we’ll just take it as it goes.... Show More

Early on, we just say, “We really don’t know, and we want you to just work as hard as you can in rehabilitation. In the first three months, there’s often a lot natural recovery in addition to what we can do, and we’ll just take it as it goes.” But I’ll also say that, “In the event that you’re not able to walk again, what is it that’s really important to you in your life? And, how can we help you to achieve those things whether you walk or not?”

 

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How do you answer the question “Will I ever walk again?” after a spinal cord injury?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

Psychologist/Director Spinal Cord Injury, Outpatient Psychologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA

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Early on, we just say, “We really don’t know, and we want you to just work as hard as you can in rehabilitation. In the first three months, there’s often a lot natural recovery in addition to what we can do, and we’ll just take it as it goes.” But I’ll also say that, “In the event that you’re not able to walk again, what is it that’s really important to you in your life? And, how can we help you to achieve those things whether you walk or not?”

 

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