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CONTENTS

Introduction:

A Brave New World................................................. 1

Chapter One:

What Spinal Cord Injury Is — and Isn’t................. 5

Chapter Two:

Diagnosis and Early Treatment.............................. 13

Chapter Three:

A Rehabilitation Education: An Overview............. 25

Chapter Four:

Mobility................................................................. 39

Chapter Five:

Bladder and Bowel Management........................... 51

Chapter Six:

Sexuality................................................................ 66

Chapter Seven:

Skin Care............................................................... 73

Chapter Eight:

Recognizing the Risk of Certain Complications.... 82

Chapter Nine:

The Psychological Realm....................................... 97

Chapter Ten:

Miscellaneous Matters.........................................107

Chapter Eleven:

Helping Your Loved One Means Helping Yourself: Caregiver Relief.....................................114

Chapter Twelve:

Help! Questions and Answers to Common Problems and Situations......................121

Epilogue:

Appendix A:

The Strength of the Spirit Can Prevail.................130 When You Leave Rehabilitation: Equipment You May Need for Living..................132

Appendix B:

What to Look for in a Wheelchair......................134

Appendix C:

Community and National Resources for Help.....139

Sources:

............................................................................142

Index:

............................................................................147

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