Spinal Cord Injury Personal Experience Interviews

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Family Life and Friendships After Spinal Cord Injury

Personal experiences in these videos have been chosen from interviews with more than 100 people living with paralysis and spinal cord injury.


Changes in personal relationships are inevitable after spinal cord injury, according to rehabilitation physiologists. Coping with family life and friendships is a delicate process. People living with paralysis answer six common questions about how they handled changes in personal relationships:  


Q&A: How have your family relationships changed?

Q&A: How has your relationship with your son or daughter changed?

Q&A: How have your friendships changed?

Q&A: What's important for parents to understand?

Q&A: What's important for family and friends to understand?

Q&A: What's the hardest part about having a disabled family member?