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2024 Feb 23

J Spinal Cord Med


Neuropathic pain development and maintenance and its association with motor recovery after cervical spinal cord injury.


Saita K, Sumitani M, Koyama Y, Sugita S, Matsubayashi Y, Ogata T, Ohtsu H, Chikuda H


In our published randomized controlled trial, we revealed that patients with acute ASIA Grade C incomplete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) who underwent early surgery (within 24 h post-injury) had accelerated motor recovery at six months than those with delayed surgery (>2 weeks post-injury); however, neuropathic pain (NeP) worsened regardless of surgery timing. Here, we conducted analyses to intensively assess NeP development and maintenance.