People with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) may have special nutritional needs, such as needing protein to prevent pressure sores or increased fiber to help with bowel care. A registered dietitian can help you plan a diet to meet your nutritional needs.
You may want to limit how many high-fat foods you eat, as these types of food may make it harder to control your bowel program.
For more information on a healthy diet and weight, see the topics Healthy Eating and Weight Management.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation|
|Last Revised||February 16, 2011|
Last Revised: February 16, 2011
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