Cellular therapies for treating pain associated with spinal cord injury
Centre of Neurosciences Study, Queen's University, 18 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
Centre of Studies in Primary Care, Queen's University, 220 Bagot Street, Kingston, ON K7L 5E9, Canada
Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, 220 Bagot Street, Kingston, ON K7L 5E9, Canada
Journal of Translational Medicine 2012, 10:37 doi:10.1186/1479-5876-10-37Published: 6 March 2012
Spinal cord injury leads to immense disability and loss of quality of life in human with no satisfactory clinical cure. Cell-based or cell-related therapies have emerged as promising therapeutic potentials both in regeneration of spinal cord and mitigation of neuropathic pain due to spinal cord injury. This article reviews the various options and their latest developments with an update on their therapeutic potentials and clinical trialing.