This is a podcast-brief from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center.

Most people experience some type of pain after spinal cord injury. For many people, the pain is caused by nerve damage or some other medical problem. For others, the pain is in the muscles, joints, or bones. No matter what the cause, the pain is a very real problem that can make it hard to participate in normal, everyday activities.

Understanding what type of pain you have is the key to choosing the right treatment. For this, you can read Pain After Spinal Cord Injury, a factsheet from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. This factsheet helps you understand the different types of pain that people experience after spinal cord injury. It also gives you insights into the physical, psychological and medical treatment options that are used to help minimize the pain.

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