Lung and breathing problems are common in a
spinal cord injury (SCI). This is because you may not
be able to use some of the muscles necessary for breathing, or they may be very
weak. This makes it difficult to breath, cough, and bring up
mucus from the lungs, which leads to a greater risk of
lung infections such as
By practicing breathing every day, you can strengthen the muscles you
use for breathing.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerNancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Current as ofOctober 14, 2016
Current as of:
October 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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