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My mother got injury in her backbone due to accident

My mother got injury in her backbone due to accident, doc says there is fracture in backbone.....we got mri and x-ray...9 days have passed....he has told to take complete bed rest for 1and half mnth he told not 2 take pillow below your head...nor even move legs...keep them staright but for urine and stool we have to move legs...Does she pick up?.... so how can we get to know the recovery? and tell some do's and dont's to recover fast...all other systems are working fine"
Asked On : Mon, 7 Sep 2009
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Hi,thanks for the query. We feel that you have not provided the sufficient information like the Impressions on the MRI, Xray, Whether the SCI ( Spinal Cord Injury is present or not) if so is it complete or Incomplete. What is the level of inury? We assume that your mother is in a state of Spinal shock. Spinal cord injury results in the loss of sensations and motor loss too. Some parts of the body may develop complications.Complications may include a loss of Urinary bladder, bowel( Stool) control, increased risk for urinary tract infections, impotence, sexual dysfunction, skin break down, pressure sores, spasticity, blood clots, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease due to decreased physical activity.To reduce the risk of complications it is important to follow the advice of your physician. Complete bed rest is mandatory till the swelling in the spinal cord is reduced, Catheterisation of bladder,check for pressure sores daily at buttocks and back, Nasogastric tube to prevent lung complications and participation in physical activity with uninvolved body parts (Say hands in your case), for example an upper body therapeutic exercise.Psychosocial support for individuals with spinal cord injury is a key factor in successful rehabilitation.The prognosis is much better for the incomplete cord syndromes.If some sensory function is preserved, the chance that the patient will eventually be able walk is greater than 50%. Ultimately, 90% of patients with SCI regain independence if properly taken care of. Frequent neurological examinations are mandatory. If any further query, you can have a Live Chat with one of our doctors online between 9am-9pm IST (GMT+5:30) on all 7 days a week at Alternatively, you can speak with them over phone at 080-41743045 between 12noon-6pm IST from Monday to Friday.
Answered: Wed, 9 Sep 2009
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