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Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. It is usually the result of spinal cord injury or a congenital condition such as spina bifida which affects the neural elements of the spinal canal.
Gene find sheds light on motor neuron diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Gene find sheds light on motor neuron diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Campaign focuses on hereditary spastic paraplegia

Campaign focuses on hereditary spastic paraplegia

New therapy for chronic spasticity and rigidity

New therapy for chronic spasticity and rigidity

Findings could lead to new therapy for spinal cord injury

Findings could lead to new therapy for spinal cord injury

Scientist's discovery of role of Aquaporin in spinal injuries recognized with research funding award

Scientist's discovery of role of Aquaporin in spinal injuries recognized with research funding award

JRRD releases issue on pain

JRRD releases issue on pain

Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

A need to assess risks involved with spinal manipulation in children

A need to assess risks involved with spinal manipulation in children

Endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic diseases as an alternative to open surgery in patients at high surgical risk

Endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic diseases as an alternative to open surgery in patients at high surgical risk

Gene therapy tackles hereditary spastic paraplegia

Gene therapy tackles hereditary spastic paraplegia

Helping to heal complications from spinal cord injury

Helping to heal complications from spinal cord injury

New research may lead to new treatments for spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis

New research may lead to new treatments for spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis

Using a combination of therapies and cell grafts could help treat patients with chronic spinal cord injuries

Using a combination of therapies and cell grafts could help treat patients with chronic spinal cord injuries

New hereditary spastic paraplegia research

New hereditary spastic paraplegia research