Spinal cord injury results in global damage which has broad health and psychosocial ramifications. Living with this injury is known to be associated with chronic secondary conditions such as chronic pain, elevated levels of anxiety, increased prevalence of fatigue, high risks of infections, and elevated risks of mood disorder. This chapter will discuss the efficacy of relaxation strategies such as massage, progressive muscle relaxation and hypnosis for managing these secondary conditions. Implications for future trends in rehabilitation are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Psychological aspects associated with spinal cord injury rehabilitation|
|Subtitle of host publication||new directions and best evidence|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2008|