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New Zealand study of cannabis use in people with spinal cord injuries

Using cannabis helps people with spinal cord injuries better tolerate almost constant and excruciating pain and participate in community and family life without feeling like ‘zombies’, a new study has

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Helping patients prep mind and body for surgery pays off

An inexpensive programme to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them home faster, according to new research

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Horatio’s Garden opens their fourth garden in the Centre for Spinal Injuries in Oswestry

Horatio’s Garden Oswestry was officially opened in September by Sir Algernon Heber-Percy (pictured) to support spinal injury patients and their loved ones spending time in the Midland Centre for Spinal

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OmniVision announce Guinness World Record for smallest image sensor and new miniature camera module for disposable medical applications

The smallest image sensor commercially available provides high quality images from the smallest parts of anatomy, for brain, ophthalmic, ENT, cardiac, spinal, gynaecological and urology procedures. OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a

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Animal-assisted therapy aids in spinal cord injury recovery

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have partnered with Hand in Paw, Alabama’s animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provider, to assess the efficacy of AAT dogs as an aid in rehabilitation following an

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Regenerative medicine technology targets cause of low back pain

Regenerative medicine technology tBiomedical engineering professors Devina Purmessur and Natalia Higuita-Castro are leading an interdisciplinary team at The Ohio State University to address an underlying cause of the pain, intervertebral

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Survey reveals 80 per cent of women are unaware that sacroiliac joint issues are a leading cause of chronic lower back pain after pregnancy

A survey of 1,000 women (age 35 to 60) conducted by SI-BONE Inc., found that 86 per cent of respondents are unaware that sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is a leading

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Researchers explore spinal discs’ early response to injury and ways to improve it

Researchers may have found a way to press pause on spinal disc injuries, giving doctors more time to treat them before worse issues develop. The Penn Medicine-led team discovered that

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Screening for cervical spine risk factors could reduce CT scans by half

An estimated eight million children suffer blunt trauma annually, and while cervical spine injury (CSI) is serious, it is uncommon. Screening children suffering from blunt trauma for CSI risk factors

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Spinal registry launched to improve surgical outcomes for patients

Northgate Public Services (NPS) has created a spinal registry for EUROSPINE, an organisation dedicated to improving the outcomes for patients with spinal and neck injuries. The Spine Tango registry, which was originally created in 2002, has