New Surgical Techniques Help Relieve Excruciating Pain from Spinal Cord Injury

October 28, 2016 12:10 AM
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According to the World Health Organization, roughly 25 million people around the world live with a spinal cord injury. The injuries are well-known for causing paralysis and difficulty with using legs and hands. Less recognized is a common side effect called neuropathic pain, which creates feelings of electric shocks and stabs. In roughly 10 percent of cases, this neuropathic pain can be so relentless, victims consider suicide. From Denver, Colorado, Shelley Schlender reports.