These websites provide consumer education sheets on care and medical information for individuals with spinal cord injuries. Here you’ll find family-friendly material on subjects ranging from caregiving, coping, and adjustment, to medical information on skin care, bladder and bowel care, tips for returning to work and selecting a wheelchair, and other pertinent information. These materials undergo expert and consumer reviews to ensure they are up-to-date, evidence-based, and consumer-friendly.
A spinal cord injury might limit one’s ability to control urine. One might not be able to stop urine from flowing, or might not be able to release it. Uncontrolled urination or inability to empty your bladder can have a negative effect on quality of life, cause bladder and kidney infections and other problems. Appropriate bladder management can help keep bladder and kidneys healthy.