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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.
Researchers find new way to deliver a protein quickly, effectively and briefly to the brain

Researchers find new way to deliver a protein quickly, effectively and briefly to the brain

UC San Diego team receives $1.2 million to create a novel system to study chronic low back pain

UC San Diego team receives $1.2 million to create a novel system to study chronic low back pain

Epigenetic treatment can promote neuronal regrowth in the spinal cord after injury

Epigenetic treatment can promote neuronal regrowth in the spinal cord after injury

Scientists receive $399,368 grant for front-line analysis of health services for autism in New Jersey

Scientists receive $399,368 grant for front-line analysis of health services for autism in New Jersey

New research focuses on restoring movement after spinal cord injury

New research focuses on restoring movement after spinal cord injury

Discovery of a group of latent stem cells could offer a new approach to treat brain and spinal cord injuries

Discovery of a group of latent stem cells could offer a new approach to treat brain and spinal cord injuries

Gait analysis in animals: Treadmill versus non treadmill system

Gait analysis in animals: Treadmill versus non treadmill system

Decreased hippocampal activity linked to worse PTSD symptoms

Decreased hippocampal activity linked to worse PTSD symptoms

New collaborative work wins Neuromod Prize to accelerate the development of neuromodulation therapies

New collaborative work wins Neuromod Prize to accelerate the development of neuromodulation therapies

Kessler Foundation researchers receive NJHF grants to advance research in neurological disabilities

Kessler Foundation researchers receive NJHF grants to advance research in neurological disabilities

Study examines the use of eye movements as a biomarker for dual-diagnosis of traumatic spinal cord and brain injury

Study examines the use of eye movements as a biomarker for dual-diagnosis of traumatic spinal cord and brain injury

Gabapentin treatment may enhance recovery of movement after a stroke

Gabapentin treatment may enhance recovery of movement after a stroke

Existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, research shows

Existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, research shows

New methods can make spinal cord less excitable and could be used to treat muscle spasms

New methods can make spinal cord less excitable and could be used to treat muscle spasms

Gene therapy effectively reduces neuropathic pain in mice with spinal cord injuries

Gene therapy effectively reduces neuropathic pain in mice with spinal cord injuries

Researchers identify new spinal oxygen sensors capable of protecting the body from hypoxia

Researchers identify new spinal oxygen sensors capable of protecting the body from hypoxia

Innovative imaging technique may pave the way for better understanding and treatment of spinal cord injury

Innovative imaging technique may pave the way for better understanding and treatment of spinal cord injury

Domestic violence survivor, UK patient stands and walks for the first time in more than eight years

Domestic violence survivor, UK patient stands and walks for the first time in more than eight years

Study offers new hope for patients coping with spinal cord injuries

Study offers new hope for patients coping with spinal cord injuries

First-of-its-kind, innovative application for wheelchair users living with tetraplegia

First-of-its-kind, innovative application for wheelchair users living with tetraplegia