Spinal Cord Injury Pain: Understanding Mechanisms To Develop Treatments

Grant number: 1024552 | Funding period: 2012 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Spinal cord injury has devastating effects on health and quality of life. Many of the major consequences of injury, such as chronic pain and loss of voluntary voiding, are "invisible" – i.e., they are not as visible as limitations of mobility. Our study aims to define the neurobiological changes that cause development of persistent pain after spinal cord injury and use pharmacological tools to attenuate the development of pain.