Personal Interviews About Life With Paralysis

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Q&A: What's your number-one day-to-day living problem?

Daily Challenges After a Spinal Cord Injury
Personal Experiences with Paralysis

Q: What’s your number-one day-to-day living problem?

People with spinal cord injuries have daily problems specific to paralysis. The majority report bowel and bladder management as a significant inconvenience, as well as having to do daily skin inspections for pressure sores and managing neuropathic pain.

Others are concerned about finding reliable caregivers to help with activities of daily living and many get frustrated with architectural barriers and the lack of access to adaptive transportation.

We asked 100 men and women to share their personal experiences about everyday life after paralysis. In the videos below, they share their daily living problems.