Spinal cord injury’s cruel irony: Loss of function, influx of pain

Summer Hiatus

Spinal cord injury’s cruel irony: Loss of function, influx of pain


We are on our summer break and the editorial office is closed until 13 January. We hope you enjoy this article which is part of Summer Hiatus, an eclectic mix from our news and clinical archives throughout the year, The Conversation and other publications we share content with. Please note the comment function has been turned off while we are away. Happy reading

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