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Careful rehabilitation can help a spinal cord injury

One of the more serious types of physical injuries that people can receive in Montana is spinal cord injuries. Because the spine is an integral part of the human body and is connected to a variety of imperative movements, even minor injuries can have costly effects. 

Perhaps the most serious consequence resulting from a spinal cord injury is paralysis. The severity of the paralysis and whether or not rehabilitation can potentially reduce its effects is dependent on several factors including how the injured person got hurt, his or her age and his or her health and medical history. According to spineuniverse.com, the most prevalent cause of spinal cord injuries is a person's involvement in a car accident. Other causes include physical violence, trauma during a recreational activity and falls. 

Less severe spinal cord injuries could leave a person feeling discomfort in their back that lasts for some time, even after a rather successful recovery from the initial injury. Flint Rehab suggests that occupational therapy and physical therapy can make a significant difference in an injured person's ability to recover from their injury and ultimately regain strength in their spine. Oftentimes, this therapy intervention lasts for months, years or the rest of a person's life to help with conditioning, regaining mobility, managing injury recovery and providing support and maintenance for any body parts that are chronically affected by the initial injury. 

People who have suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury can also benefit from mental health counseling and therapy as they learn to manage the anxiety their injury may have created. Professional intervention may also be critical to helping people to maintain perspective and to identify how they can embrace the changes that have occurred in their life.  

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