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 bowel program can help one to control bowel movements after a spinal cord injury. Following a bowel program can help someone avoid other problems and perhaps bowel surgery. It is a plan to retrain one’s body to have regular bowel movements. A doctor or nurse designs a bowel program specific to an individual based on health, personal history, a physical examination and other factors.