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Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Patients and Families, Dobkin, Bruce M.D. and Michael Selzer M.D (Demos Health, 2008)

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.

Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Patients and Families, Dobkin, Bruce M.D. and Michael Selzer M.D (Demos Health, 2008)

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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