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Maintaining Shoulder Health After Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide to Understanding Treatments for Shoulder Pain

Published:February 07, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2016.10.005
      Shoulder pain from overuse of the arm is common after spinal cord injury (SCI). This pain can be difficult to eliminate. There are many other complications after SCI; therefore, shoulder pain is sometimes not the first priority. However, if neglected for too long, shoulder pain could mean that more serious problems are happening inside the shoulder joint. Here we present the options available when treatment for shoulder pain is needed.
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