Living with bladder and bowel problems caused by spinal cord injury (SCI)

Posted by Wellspect US, July 1 2020

“I usually say that I dived into a river and missed…” is how Rupert Langham answers when asked about the events that brought about his spinal cord injury. We talked to Rupert about bladder and bowel function, and quality of life.

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Topics: Catheterization, Spinal Cord Injury, Transanal Irrigation (TAI), neurogenic bladder, bladder and bowel interaction, neurogenic bowel

Going to the bathroom at 35,000 feet – a challenge for Michael

Posted by Wellspect US, June 24 2020

After having sustained a spinal cord injury in a diving accident, Michael Kerr needed to find a new way of managing his bladder. With an ongoing international sports career he needed a flexible solution, easy to bring on his travels all over the world.

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Topics: Catheterization, Spinal Cord Injury, neurogenic bladder, bladder and bowel interaction, neurogenic bowel, all-in-one kit

Less infections and more freedom – a bladder management therapy that works

Posted by Wellspect US, June 17 2020

After a devastating jump into a swimming pool on his vacation trip in Greece, Michael Kerr injured his spine and came to understand that his paralysis came with consequences other than he could have imagined.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury, neurogenic bladder, bladder and bowel interaction, neurogenic bowel

A dive into a shallow pool changed his life

Posted by Wellspect US, June 10 2020

The vacation trip to Greece took a sudden turn when Michael dived into a swimming pool and hit his head on the bottom. He was badly injured but found an unexpected way back into living life.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury, neurogenic bladder, bladder and bowel interaction, neurogenic bowel

How Does a Spinal Cord Injury Affect the Bladder?

Posted by Wellspect US, May 15 2019

When people see someone in a wheelchair, they typically notice the obvious fact first: this person can’t walk. But restricted mobility is just one issue that people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) must face. In fact, problems with the bladder and bowel are commonly ranked as being bigger obstacles than an inability to walk.

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Topics: Bladder Health, Catheterization, Spinal Cord Injury