Spinal cord injury can affect our bladder control because messages no longer pass between the bladder muscles and the brain.
Feeling worried or embarrassed about this is natural. Still, the right support can help you gain as much control over your bladder as possible, which is important for our self-esteem and avoiding infections.
Bladder management can look different from one person to the next because it depends on our individual needs, and there are several bladder-management methods to suit those. Knowing what is right for you begins with a journey of trying different approaches, a process healthcare professionals can support and guide you through. Getting this right is essential for both our self-esteem and health because poor bladder management can increase the risk of autonomic dysreflexia.