Personal Interviews About Life With Paralysis

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Q&A: What's gotten harder over time?

Adjustment Problems After a Spinal Cord Injury
Personal Experiences with Paralysis

Q: What’s gotten harder over time?

Adapting to a spinal cord injury is a continuing life-long process. People learn to develop techniques for dealing with physical wear-and-tear, loss of strength, premature aging, and maintaining a healthy weight with limited mobility.  

Some find it difficult to ask for help and report feeling like a burden to others. Many with higher levels of injury mourn the loss of independence. Many also struggle to overcome physical barriers in their environment. 

We asked 100 men and women to share what’s gotten harder after their spinal cord injuries. The videos below contain the best answers.