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Pain in paraplegia

Paraplegia volume 10, pages 297313 (1973) | Download Citation

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A clinical impression of a significant difference in the incidence of pain among spinal paralytics at two Spinal Centres, one in Australia, the other in the United States, has been substantiated by a survey of the patients of the two Centres.

A detailed analysis of the possible factors explaining this difference in the incidence of pain was carried out at the two Centres. It is concluded that spinal surgery, particularly laminectomy, and delayed admission to a specialised Spinal Centre are two important causes of pain in paraplegia.

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    • David C Burke

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