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How to Treat Upper Extremity Pain in Spinal-cord Injury Patients

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A study in the University of Washington showed patients with spinal-cord injury  may complain of upper extremity (UE) pain. The study questioned 135 participants and reported 58% reported some type of pain, 70% complained of shoulder pain, 52% had wrist pain, 44% experienced hand pain while 36 % had elbow pain. Upper extremity discomfort was more prone to be familiar with function activities, for example pressure reliefs, transfers, and wheelchair…