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Electrical implant reduces ‘invisible’ symptoms of man’s spinal cord injury

An experimental treatment that sends electrical currents through the spinal cord has improved “invisible” yet debilitating side effects for a BC man with a spinal cord injury. A diving accident


Back pain is common in highly active older adults

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study, many well-functioning and highly active older adults experienced back pain, which was linked with poorer perceived and observed walking endurance. “Older


Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment

Engineered tissue containing human stem cells has allowed paraplegic rats to walk independently and regain sensory perception. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords.


Most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis

A study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis. The research is published in Neurology. “Our review


BritSpine 2018 promises to be a stimulating and thought-provoking meeting in Leeds

The next biennial BritSpine conference and exhibition will take place from 21-23 March 2018, at the University of Leeds, famous for its range of architectural building style and history, in


Creating a “triangle offence” for spinal deformity surgery

Spinal Surgery News talks to John H Shin, a neurosurgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, USA, about the groundbreaking research he is currently working on and what his game


Neurokinex Kids – Redefining possibilities for children with paralysis

Since 2013, Neurokinex has been improving the health, well-being and independence of individuals living with paralysis by offering pioneering neurological Activity-based Rehabilitation (ABR) and rehabilitation and wellness programmes in a


BOOK REVIEW: Physical Examination of the Spine

2nd Revised edition (2017) Authors: Todd Albert, Alexander Vaccaro Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers From the authors of the bestselling Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, here is the concise ‘how-to’ guide on