Spinal cord

Spinal cord injuries


Science Meets Challenge

After days of cramming for college mid-term exams while holding down a full-time job as a security guard, Marc Miller needed a break. So Miller and two friends made the rounds of three Richmond, Va., nightspots before going their separate ways at evening's end.

"I was more tipsy than normal, but I felt fine. I drove out of the parking lot where we had left our cars, and reached over to roll down the passenger window. That's the last thing I remember," Miller recalls. "It was so quick. Suddenly my whole life was changed."

Effects of an Electric Field on Plasma Levels of ACTH and ?-Endorphin in Dogs with Tumors or Spinal Cord Injuries


A letter to the editor is presented reporting a study related to the effects of an electric field on plasma levels of ACTH and ?-endorphin in dogs with tumors or spinal cord injuries.

Subtle clinical signs of a spinal cord ependymoma at the cervicothoracic level in an adult: a case report


A 33-year-old male presented to a chiropractic clinic complaining of chronic, recurrent low back pain. Subtle signs of muscle atrophy were noted in the left hand during the history taking. This m...

Patients' constructions of disability in metastatic spinal cord compression


Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is characterised by poor prognosis and serious physical disability. Patients have complex rehabilitation needs, but the evidence on rehabilitation is spa...

Electro-Acupuncture Improves Survival and Migration of Transplanted Neural Stem Cells in Injured Spinal Cord in Rats


This study investigated whether electro-acupuncture (EA) would improve the survival and migration of neural stem cells (NSCs) transplanted in injured spinal cord as well as the potential mechanis...

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