Animal models of spinal cord injury pain and their implications for pharmacological treatments
Jing-Xia Hao and Xiao-Jun Xu
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Technology, Division of Clinical Neurophysiology Karolinska Institutet Huddinge University Hospital Huddinge Sweden
Patients with spinal cord injury often develop chronic pain syndrome, which is difficult to treat. Several animal models of spinal cord injury have been developed in recent years which have significantly advanced our understandings of pathophysiology of this condition. This paper reviews some recent data in the pharmacological treatment of spinal cord injury pain using animal models, and discusses possible clinical applications.
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