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Spinal Cord Injury Update

 

Spring 2009: Volume 18, Number 1

 

The Pain Issue

As anyone with SCI knows only too well, chronic pain is a frequent problem after SCI and often causes more disability than the paralysis itself. Pain after SCI can be so severe and disabling that some people have said they would give up the possibility of neurological recovery in favor of pain relief. Because chronic SCI pain is such a widespread problem and so difficult to treat, this issue of SCI Update is devoted to pain after SCI: understanding it, treating it and living with it.