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Does Your Bladder Bug You?

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Does Your Bladder Bug You?

Urinary symptoms are common after a Spinal Cord Injury or Multiple Sclerosis. Please consider taking one of the following surveys on urinary symptoms if you have;

  • A spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Use indwelling catheterization for bladder management

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USQ-NBiuc

OR

  • SCI or Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Able to void without using a catheter most of the time

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USQNBvoid

This one-time participation of completing the survey regarding urinary symptoms will validate a new tool that individuals with SCI or MS will be able to use to self-assess if their symptoms may be related to a UTI.

If you have any questions regarding participation in this survey, please contact Inger Ljungberg inger.h.ljungberg@medstar.net or 202 877-1694.

2018-02-06T10:16:18+00:00Categories: United Spinal Updates|

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

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