This is a part of the Hot Topic podcast series from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on Managing Pain After Spinal Cord Injury. Barbara Lutz, R.N, research assistant, discusses Coming to Terms with SCI.

For the newly injured patient there is a lot of change of changes ahead. They will go through a grieving process they will go through the different stages of grieving; through anger, through depression. Eventually they’ll work through it; it could take a very long time. But will eventually come to terms with their loss of the use of their legs. And they will find a comfortable pattern of living for themselves.

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