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2012-02-09 18:32:58

Chronic neuropathic pain following a spinal cord injury is common and very difficult to treat, but a new therapeutic strategy requiring a one-time injection into the spinal column has potential to improve patient outcomes. This cutting-edge pain management strategy is described in an article published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/neu, along with a related article on pain following...

2011-12-22 06:21:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Spinal degeneration is an unavoidable part of aging, and it can lead to spinal cord compression causing problems with dexterity, numbness in the hands, ability to walk, and potential bladder and bowel function. According to this study, patients with spinal cord compressions also had changes in the motor cortex of the brain. The study involved 11 healthy controls and 24 patients with reversible spinal cord compression. "When patients undergo surgery for spinal...

2011-12-16 12:21:08

Spinal degeneration is an unavoidable part of aging. For some, it leads to compression of the spinal cord which can cause problems with dexterity, numbness in the hands, the ability to walk, and in some cases, bladder and bowel function. Now, new research from The University of Western Ontario looks beyond the spinal cord injury in these patients to better understand what is happening in the brain. Researchers Robert Bartha, Dr. Neil Duggal and Izabela Kowalczyk found patients with spinal...

2011-05-03 22:44:35

Rutgers researchers have developed an innovative new treatment that could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries, promote tissue healing and minimize pain. After a spinal cord injury there is an increased production of a protein (RhoA) that blocks regeneration of nerve cells that carry signals along the spinal cord and prevents the injured tissue from healing. Scientists at the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and Quark Pharmaceuticals Inc. have developed a...


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