Spinal Cord Injury/sweating


Lee wrote at 2009-03-01 20:38:18
I'm also a C 6-7 quad, for 36 years now.  Over the past 10 years I've developed the same kind of sweating problem.  2 times in that 10 year period, I developed left ischial pressure sores, which caused sweat to pour from my right forehead.  But, the sore is healed again - 2 1/2 months in bed was required.  Now, when I get up, I sweat all over my head and neck + areas below the level of my injury - something that has never happend before.  Obviously something has changed.  I occasionally sweat at night now in the same way.  

The only relief I've found is taking pain meds + valium for the horrible leg-gut spasms (mine are just like described above).  I don't get elevated BP or other AD symptoms - just feel flushed then pour sweat.

haadee wrote at 2012-10-07 05:21:31
for excessive sweating if u r a spinal cord injury person you can take probenthine 15mg or 7 mg initially once, if symptoms not controlled than u can take two or three times a day. for spasm u can take baclofen up to 50 mg in divided dose 3 times/day. u can add clonazepam 5 mg once or twice a day.

Caring wife wrote at 2015-10-05 13:42:58
My husband had spasms so bad that they would almost throw him out of his wheelchair.  He took Baclofin pills but they were not helping so his doctor told him about the Baclofin Pump....what a difference it made in his life.  He has had one for 6 years and has to go have it refilled every 6 months (started with every 3 months). Now he has to have it replaced since they are only good for 7 years.  It has worked great for him and I am not sure if it would for everyone but gave his life back.  

Patty wrote at 2016-01-08 18:51:00
My husband had bad spasms that almost threw him out of his wheelchair.  He is a C4-5 and they were getting worse.  The oral baclofin was not helping so he went to kaiser Sacramento to see if he was a candidate for a Baclofin pump and it has been 7 years now and he has to have a new one before the alarm goes off.  This pump changed his life and very rarely has spasms.  Google and read about it. It was a wonderful solution for him.  

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I am a C5-7 quadriplegic resulting from a rollover auto accident in 4/94. I have extensive knowledge of spinal cord injuries, complications such as autonomic dysreflexia and pressure sores, mental health issues related to spinal cord injury, and the common medications used by paraplegic and quadriplegic individuals. However, I am not a physician and cannot diagnose conditions or prescribe treatments/medication. However, I can make recommendations and refer you to appropriate information sources for the proper courses of action.


I have been the President, Vice President, Hospital Liaison, and Board member of the Oregon Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. I serve as a member of the PVA Education Foundation Board at the National level and have received an educational grant to teach Clinical Management of Autonomic Dysreflexia to ER staff and EMT first-responders throughout the state of Oregon. In addition, I teach a class on SCI and Autonomic Dysreflexia to students at several nursing schools. Prior to my spinal cord injury, I worked for over 20 years as a member of the trauma/transplant surgical teams at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital, and other facilities from coast-to-coast.

I belong to the American Nutriceutical Association and Health Innovators International. I also belong to the local Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.

Paraplegia News / PN Magazine The Accord, the Journal of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia Black Belt magazine Inside Kung Fu magazine

I have an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Computer Drafting and Design. I also have a Bachelor's degree, a Master's degree, and a Ph.D. degree in Natural Health. As a result of my Natural Health background, I have been able to discontinue ALL the medications typically prescribed for spinal cord injured individuals and have managed the quadriplegic through Natural Health techniques for over 12 years without any of the usual SCI complications.

Awards and Honors
Whos Who in the West, 1992 2-time recipient of PVA national academic scholarship Recipient of PVAs Dwain Taylor award for Voluntary Service, 2001-2005 Whos Who for Business Professionals, 2004

Past/Present Clients
Guest speaker at Brainstormers, Brain Injury Survivors Group, 2002 Guest speaker at Wellness Conference IV for Oregon Office on Disability & Health, 2003 Guest speaker at Nike World Headquarters, 2004 Guest speaker at Wellness Conference IV for Oregon Office on Disability & Health, 2005 Trainer, Healthy Lifestyles for the Disabled, Oregon Office on Disability & Health, 2007 -

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