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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Sensorimotor training and cortical mechanisms of pain after spinal cord injury
Principal Investigator:

Armin Blesch

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2018 - October 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $270,781
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


In addition to impairment of motor, autonomic, and sensory functions, severe pain is highly prevalent in patients after spinal cord injury (SCI) including active military personnel and veterans. This project aims to better understand the mechanisms and changes underlying the development of central neuropathic pain after SCI and test a novel strategy for controlling the pain. Because SCI causes an initial deprivation of afferent input to the somatosensory cortex and subsequent hyperexcitability,...

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