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Neurogenic Bowel Management after Spinal Cord Injury (Video)

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    Neurogenic Bowel Management after Spinal Cord Injury (Video)

    Neurogenic Bowel Management after Spinal Cord Injury

    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

    Great videos but neuro anatomy and physiology for a person with SCI is not the most exciting or sometimes not useful. The provider needs to know. Consistency of the stool-keeping it semi soft with diet, liquids which helps with the slow transit time ( stool softeners, Miralax are first and second line , (laxatives and enemas only as a rescue when no bm or distinction/decreased appetite) most all SCI persons have slow transit time. Next, emptying the rectal vault and preventing accidents. Enemeez/ Plus (one teaspoon only) is a more natural recipe as Bisacodyl(Magic Bullet) work by chemically stimulating the bowels and a mucous results. Dig stim if needed. This is how a bp should be started. Must assess consistency of stool each movement-bristol stool scale recommended and there are apps to document so information can be shared with provider. CWO
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.