Specialized In-Home Care for Paraplegia & Quadriplegia in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Nassau County.
A sudden and traumatic blow to the spine that damages the associated nerves can result in a spinal cord injury causing paralysis. The break means that important communication between the brain and the spine can no longer occur and will affect various muscles, both voluntary and involuntary. Those injuries are quite serious and, depending upon the location of the injury, significant disability will result. There can be partial or full paralysis resulting in the loss of mobility or function of limbs and organs. With the loss of function and feeling, these patients very often need help to care for themselves.
Various levels of paralysis include tetraplegia or quadriplegia, where the arms, hands, lower body, legs and pelvic organs are affected and paraplegia, where all of the trunk, lower limbs and some organs are impaired. Obviously, the health requirements of these patients are extremely specialized are closely tied to the organs most affected in that patient. These patients often experience respiratory issues, urinary tract infections, kidney stones and pressure or bed sores. They also experience bowel and bladder dysfunction.
Proper care for the paraplegic patient includes: