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Neurokinex launches emergency Step Up Appeal to protect vital services

Neurokinex, a specialist spinal cord injury rehabilitation charity, has launched an emergency fundraising appeal to support people with a newly acquired spinal cord injury. Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, Neurokinex

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Treatment discovered for spasticity in mice, following spinal cord injuries

In experiments with mice, researchers have studied neuronal mechanisms and found a way to by and large prevent spasticity from developing after spinal cord injuries. A new study from the

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Increased activity not always the best advice for neck and back pain

The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Human Affairs recommends more physical activity and less sitting time. But that isn’t the right approach to managing neck and back pain for everyone,

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Spinal cord injury increases risk for mental health disorders

In a recent study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers from Michigan Medicine found adults with spinal cord injury are at a higher risk of developing mental health disorders, including

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Spinal stimulators repurposed to restore touch in lost limb

According to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh’s Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, spinal cord stimulators commonly used to relieve chronic pain could provide a straightforward and universal method

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Lockdown good news story – hospital garden opens in London

During lockdown we have all come to realise the importance of outdoor spaces, most notably in hospital settings, and the ways in which they help to support good mental health

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Re-engineered enzyme could help reverse damage from spinal cord injury and stroke

A team of researchers from University of Toronto Engineering and the University of Michigan has redesigned and enhanced a natural enzyme that shows promise in promoting the regrowth of nerve

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Simultaneous stimulation helped a spinal cord injury patient regain the ability to walk

The simultaneous stimulation of the motor nerves of the brain and limbs (paired associative stimulation) has yielded promising research results. Research conducted at the BioMag Laboratory, operated by the University

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Physio tech company steps in to tackle COVID-19 lockdown neck and back pain emergency

Millions of workers operating from home could be creating a backlog of neck and back pain complaints which the NHS will struggle to cope with. Now physio therapy experts at

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Patients experience more than 7 years delay to diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis due to incorrect referrals

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is associated with chronic back pain. Although the first symptoms frequently occur at an early age, often many years pass until the correct diagnosis is made. This