Pain during in-patient rehabilitation after traumatic spinal cord injury.

  title={Pain during in-patient rehabilitation after traumatic spinal cord injury.},
  author={Encarnacion Emilia S. Yap and A. Tow and E Anuradha Menon and Kay Fei Chan and Keng He Kong},
  journal={International journal of rehabilitation research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Rehabilitationsforschung. Revue internationale de recherches de readaptation},
  volume={26 2},
In this prospective study, we surveyed the pain experience of 40 participants during the in-patient rehabilitation period following traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Twenty-eight patients (70% of the study population) had musculoskeletal (MS) pain or neuropathic (NP) pain. Pain responded positively to physical therapy and analgesics. A numerical pain scale decreased from a mean of 6.36+/-1.7 on admission to 3.2+/-1.94 on discharge (P<0.001). Paraplegic patients were more likely to have MS… CONTINUE READING