The effects of relaxation on secondary conditions in spinal cord injury

Judy Lovas*, Ashley Craig, Yvonne Tran, James Middleton

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychological aspects associated with spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Subtitle of host publicationnew directions and best evidence
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Chapter11
Pages245-262
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781604569964
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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    Lovas, J., Craig, A., Tran, Y., & Middleton, J. (2008). The effects of relaxation on secondary conditions in spinal cord injury. In Psychological aspects associated with spinal cord injury rehabilitation: new directions and best evidence (pp. 245-262). Nova Science Publishers.