Managing Bowel Function After SCI consists of a suite of resources to help individuals with spinal cord injury manage their bowel function after injury.


Bowel Function After Spinal Cord Injury

A bowel program can help you to control bowel movements. Following a bowel program can help you to avoid other problems and perhaps bowel surgery.

Autonomic Dysreflexia

Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD), sometimes referred to as Autonomic Hyperreflexia, is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that many people with spinal cord injury (SCI) experience when there is a pain or discomfort below their level of injury, even if the pain or discomfort cannot be felt.

Depression and Spinal Cord Injury

Depression is common and can affect anyone. Depression is even more common in the spinal cord injury (SCI) population. Estimated rates of depression among people with SCI range from 11% to 37%.

Adjusting to Life after Spinal Cord Injury

Adjustment is how you adapt to or become used to changes in your life. CI affects almost every aspect of your life when it happens, and it can be hard to put your life back in order and adjust to living with SCI.

Bowel Function after Spinal Cord Injury

View our slide show on bowel function after a spinal cord injury.

Managing Bowel Function after Spinal Cord Injury

Our featured video and brief video clips share information about managing bowel function after sustaining a spinal cord injury. In this video, SCI Model Systems Researchers share how they helped individuals with SCI develop a bowel program.