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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.
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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