Restorative Neurology of Motor Control after Spinal Cord Injury

Keith Tansey, Meta M Dimitrijevic, Winfried Mayr, Manfred Bijak and Milan R Dimitrijevic

in Restorative Neurology of Spinal Cord Injury

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199746507
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918768 | DOI:
Restorative Neurology of Motor Control after Spinal Cord Injury

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This chapter discusses how established procedures using physiotherapy, neuromuscular and peripheral nerve stimulation, and spinal cord stimulation can be used as restorative procedures. It describes how the same restorative neurological procedures can be used to assess motor control. It also presents the intrathecal application of Baclofen and intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin (Botox) as examples of interventions that do not take advantage of residual motor control but rather suppress it. Briefly, it describes how clinical restorative neurological treatment can best be practiced in medical centers where multidiscipline programs exist.

Keywords: physiotherapy; neuromuscular and peripheral nerve stimulation; spinal cord stimulation; baclofen; botox; residual motor control; restorative neurological treatment

Chapter.  9394 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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