2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part H
Chronic spinal cord injury: A life changer, a disease process rather than an event and its rehabilitation
AUTHOR(S): Aafreen, Ramakant Yadav, Suraj Kumar, Sohrab A Khan and Sandeep Yadav
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition often affecting young and healthy individuals around the world. This debilitating condition not only creates enormous physical and emotional cost to individuals but also is a significant financial burden to society at large. It requires multidisciplinary medical and rehabilitation services to rebuild their lives and contemplate the opportunity for an independent and productive future. In this study a 40 years old male of post-surgical Spinal Cord Injury considered for the rehabilitation program. Based on the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale and neurological classification standards, subject had a C6 injury classified as ASIA D. Functional outcome measures Spinal Cord Independence Scale, Berg Balance Scale, Functional Gait Assessment and Trunk Impairment Scale scores are improved after rehabilitation program. This study conclude that rehabilitation programs are very effective and beneficial in the recovery of patients with SCI.
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How to cite this article:
Aafreen, Ramakant Yadav, Suraj Kumar, Sohrab A Khan, Sandeep Yadav. Chronic spinal cord injury: A life changer, a disease process rather than an event and its rehabilitation. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):477-480.