Friday, April 23, 2021

Tag: Pain

Health Maintenance Toolkit: A guide for people with a Spinal Cord Injury

icare, together with Royal Rehab and the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, is proud to share the Health Maintenance Toolkit. The toolkit is a guide to help people with a spinal cord injury (SCI)...

Promising treatment for shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

Researchers report initial results for a minimally invasive intervention for relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in upper-limb dependent individuals with spinal cord injury East Hanover, NJ. A New Jersey team of researchers has reported...

What is life like with a spinal cord injury?

Having a spinal cord injury changes some things forever, but you can still have a full and rewarding life. A saying among people who have a spinal cord injury is, “Before your injury, you...

An old drug with new potential: WWII chemical-weapon antidote shows early promise as treatment...

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and...

First clinical guidelines in Canada for pain following spinal cord injury

New research provides recommendations to help manage neuropathic pain LONDON, ONTATIO - Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute are the first in Canada to develop clinical practice guidelines for managing neuropathic pain with patients who...

Pain, paralysis “just life” for Surrey man

It wasn’t that long ago that Dan Thomas thought he had it all. After years of hard work – he bought his first dump truck at 18, and had worked in the truck and excavating...

Morphine might take away pain, but does it do more harm than good?

The damaging effects of giving morphine after a major injury A soldier on the battlefield, a driver in a car accident, a nursing home resident taking a bad fall—all of these scenarios can lead to...

Managing Chronic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

https://youtu.be/QG4SKNZOJzE Chronic (or long-standing) pain is a common problem for people living with spinal cord injury, and it is often very difficult to treat. At this forum, two UW Rehabilitation Medicine clinicians discussed the different types...

Drug may reduce chronic pain for spinal cord injuries

West Lafayette, Indiana - Researchers have discovered that a known neurotoxin may cause chronic pain in people who suffer from paralysis, and a drug that has been shown to remove the toxin might be...

Lyrica Approved for Spinal Neuropathic Pain

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Lyrica for the management of neuropathic pain associated with chronic, debilitating spinal cord injuries. Lyrica, the brand name for pregabalin, is manufactured by Pfizer...