School of Kinesiology (KIN)
Mechanisms underlying the development of pain, as well as the impact of pain on neurological and overall health outcomes after spinal cord injury (SCI) are not well understood. Knowledge in these areas could lead to targeted interventions, ameliorating the negative consequences of pain on functional independence and quality of life. Dr. Kramer aims to comprehensively study pain after SCI, exploring injury related phenotypes associated with neuropathic pain symptoms, the effects of acute pain and pain management on neurological recovery, as well as novel inter-relationships between acute and chronic pain and other secondary health conditions.
Keywords:Spinal cord injury; Neuropathic pain; Neurological recovery; Neurophysiology; Somatosensory evoked potentials; Pain management; Quantitative sensory testing; Magnetic resonance imaging.
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