Spinal Cord Injury: Breathing Practice
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 pneumonia.
By practicing breathing every day, you can strengthen the muscles you use for breathing.
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