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Rehabilitation Medicine as a whole treat several diseases, injuries, and symptoms. The umbrella, the focus is broken down to include:
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation From a Caring Team of Specialists
A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the equina (spinal canal), which result in changes in sensation, strength, and other capabilities of the body below the location of the injury.
When an individual experiences a spinal cord injury, it can shift their mentality on life.
At Maranatha Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, our patients and their families will benefit from the quality care of our team of spinal cord injury rehabilitation specialists. Our facility is unlike any other in the El Paso community because we approach our practice as more than a rehabilitation program. We aim to improve each client’s overall quality of life.
What Does Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Entail?
Spinal cord injury rehabilitation will consist of highly integrative and well-rounded therapy care to address the complex needs of patients. We provide individualized care to optimize a patient’s ability to function independently.
Our program will help in the following ways:
- Increase motor function
- Reduce muscle atrophy
- Improve cardiovascular function
- Improve gait performance
Common Conditions We Treat
Following a spinal cord injury, the ability to control your limbs may depend on two key factors: the area of the injury and the severity of impact to the spinal cord. Typically, the lowest part of the spinal cord is the ability to control movement. A paralysis of the spinal cord is also broken down into two categories:
- Paraplegia: The paralysis will affect all or part of the trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.
- Tetraplegia or quadriplegia: Arms, hands, trunk, legs and pelvic organs will be affected.
At Maranatha Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, we will treat the symptoms that may have resulted from one of these two categories of injuries. Symptoms may include:
- Loss of movement
- Loss of sensation, including the ability to feel cold and heat
- Loss of bladder control
- Intense pain or stinging sensation
- Difficulty breathing, including coughing and clearing your throat
- Spasms or exaggerated reflexes
What Does Recovery Look Like?
Studies have shown significant evidence of improved progress in everyday life when patients undergo a rehabilitation program. A higher level of functional independence and an increase in cognitive motion, as well as independent mobility, are associated with the outcomes of a rehabilitation program.
Recovery essentially varies by patient. Our patients can expect their individual goals to be established early on and be addressed throughout the course of the program. As partners on the road to recovery, our goal is to assist patients with the transition back into their personal lives and community. Our spinal cord injury rehabilitation program seeks to build strength, regain mobility, and maximize independence.