• cord injuries
  • Students with spinal cord injuries will generally require the use of mobility aids such as wheelchairs or motorized scooters. (unl.edu)
  • Spinal cord injuries impact more than just the ability to ambulate there are other medical issues that must be addressed. (unl.edu)
  • Students with spinal cord injuries often have diminished lung capacity and have problems regulating temperature. (unl.edu)
  • Students with spinal cord injuries may have breathing difficulties due to an inability to breathe deeply. (unl.edu)
  • Students with spinal cord injuries may experience physical fatigue due to breathing issues, mobility issues, low blood pressure, or chronic pain. (unl.edu)
  • Spinal cord injuries can lead to decreased fine motor skill ranging from some lack of strength and control to full paralysis of fingers. (unl.edu)
  • Students with spinal cord injuries may require medical staff or home health aides to administer medications, maintain medical equipment such as feeding tubes or nebulizers, or provide support and assistance with daily living. (unl.edu)
  • Students with spinal cord injuries may use wheelchairs which may restrict their ability to reach forward, up and down. (unl.edu)
  • body
  • Students with spinal cord injury have difficulty with regulating body temperature in hot and cold weather which can cause muscle spasms, heat stroke and frost bite. (unl.edu)