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.
- Understanding pain and spinal cord injury
An overview of the types,causes and treatments for SCI pain.
Pain and the Brain
What brain science tells us about why we feel pain and how we can change it.
A conversation with Mark P. Jensen, PhD
- In their own words: Stories — and advice — from people living with chronic SCI pain
Individuals with SCI talk about the different ways they manage their pain.
- Treating SCI pain: What the research says
A review of the research literature from the last two years on treating SCI pain.
- Literature Review: 13 abstracts on SCI topics
- Download a printer-friendly version of this newsletter ( 502 KB PDF).
- Participate in research
Opportunities for individuals with SCI to participate in UW research studies.