Management of neurogenic bowel dysfunction in patients with spinal cord injury

  • Spyros Pappas
Keywords: SCI, Neurogenic Bowel, Management


The number of individuals vulnerable to bowel and bladder dysfunction is ever-increasing. Spinal cord injury (SCI), both traumatic and non-traumatic, has an estimated prevalence of over 2.5 million worldwide.  Learning how to manage patients who exhibit such pathology is of the essence in order to ameliorate the patient’s quality of life. This review strives to present the most important aspects of the management process. It is very important to examine all the aspects of the management process in order to have a more holistic view of the patient’s needs. The key to a successful treatment is communication. By enhancing and supporting the exchange of information between doctors, care-givers, nurses and patients the management process is rendered easier for all parts involved.


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Author Biography

Spyros Pappas

Postgraduate Student, Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Lesions. Spinal Pain Management Master’s Program, School of Medicine, University of Athens


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