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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment ResultsHuman-Back-Pain

162 patients with spinal cord injury were evaluated.

Clinical Improvements were reported in 56.8% of the patients.

Improved bladder and bowel function was reported in 37.7% and 35.7% respectively of the improved patients.

In these patients, also neurogenic pain and muscle spasm also improved 52.7% and 50.7% respectively.  In 2 patients, the Baclofen® pump for treatment of spasm could be removed permanently after treatment.  2 Patients started to feel pain again (listed as deterioration).

Completed pre- and post-treatment ASIA Score forms could be collected in 25% of the patients (46 cases). After treatment, the mean ASIA motor score increased significantly (p<0.001) with 6.0 points, and the mean ASIA sensory score with more than 11 points (p<0.001). In 4 cases, there was a change in ASIA classification: ASIA-A (complete motor /sensory loss below SCI) to -B (complete motor loss) in 3 cases, and ASIA-C (major motor loss) to -D (minor motor loss) in 1 case. None of these 46 patients deteriorated during the study.