What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Spinal Cord

Spinal cord injury is a situa-

Spinal cord injury will cause the

Mechanical types of massage are


tion in which some or all of

loss of some muscle function, as

appropriate only if sensation is

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the fibers in the spinal cord

well as sensory deprivation. The

present and no underlying pa-


have been damaged, usually

affected muscles, in the absence

thologies will be exacerbated by


by trauma but occasionally

of nerve conduction, atrophy

the work. Areas without sensa-


from other problems such


tion are contraindications for


as tumors or bony growths


massage that intends to manip-


in the spinal canal.


ulate and influence the quality




of muscle tissue.


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