Saturday, January 21, 2012

Science Daily: Saving dogs with spinal cord injuries

I have a special interest in this subject because of my own spinal cord injury.

These dogs are more prone to disk displacement that closely mimics a traumatic spinal cord injury in humans. The treatment focuses on reducing damage to those nerves that are were interrupted by the injury but not severed. What this means is that it focuses on repairing existing function instead of regrowing new nerve pathways, another active area of spinal cord research.

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