Spinal Cord Injury News and Research

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A spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The damage begins at the moment of injury when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue. Most injuries to the spinal cord don't completely sever it. Instead, an injury is more likely to cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae, which then crush and destroy the axons, extensions of nerve cells that carry signals up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest of the body. An injury to the spinal cord can damage a few, many, or almost all of these axons. Some injuries will allow almost complete recovery. Others will result in complete paralysis.
New app offers support to clinicians on rehabilitation strategies for stroke patients

New app offers support to clinicians on rehabilitation strategies for stroke patients

Electrical stimulation on spinal cord and physical therapy help patient to move paralyzed legs

Electrical stimulation on spinal cord and physical therapy help patient to move paralyzed legs

Rubber-like fibers may help combat spinal cord injuries

Rubber-like fibers may help combat spinal cord injuries

Experts to present diverse advances in neuromodulation at INS congress

Experts to present diverse advances in neuromodulation at INS congress

Common neurological diseases pose serious annual financial burden for the U.S.

Common neurological diseases pose serious annual financial burden for the U.S.

Neuro-prosthesis helps man with complete paralysis to regain hand and arm movements, study shows

Neuro-prosthesis helps man with complete paralysis to regain hand and arm movements, study shows

Man with quadriplegia uses implanted technologies to restore arm and hand movements

Man with quadriplegia uses implanted technologies to restore arm and hand movements

Research helps elucidate mechanisms behind low-level laser therapy in treating neuropathic pain

Research helps elucidate mechanisms behind low-level laser therapy in treating neuropathic pain

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Joint efforts may pave way for new, intelligent neuroprosthetics to treat paralysis

Joint efforts may pave way for new, intelligent neuroprosthetics to treat paralysis

Researcher shows how natural molecule can promote axon repair

Researcher shows how natural molecule can promote axon repair

Brain cells work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, research finds

Brain cells work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, research finds

Researchers discover CTE in deceased patient's brain with no known history of head trauma

Researchers discover CTE in deceased patient's brain with no known history of head trauma

New report highlights serious health problems faced by spinal cord injury patients

New report highlights serious health problems faced by spinal cord injury patients

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Study provides insights into functions of astrocytes following brain injury or disease

Study provides insights into functions of astrocytes following brain injury or disease

Brain-computer interface could revolutionize lives of people with completely locked-in syndrome

Brain-computer interface could revolutionize lives of people with completely locked-in syndrome

New therapy to treat spinal cord injuries shows improvements in motor function

New therapy to treat spinal cord injuries shows improvements in motor function

New study from Veterans Health Administration finds significant decline in MRSA HAI rates

New study from Veterans Health Administration finds significant decline in MRSA HAI rates

Study shows new role of zinc in optic nerve injury

Study shows new role of zinc in optic nerve injury