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2014 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research

Principal Investigator:
  • Yves De Koninck, Université Laval
  • Barbara Turnbull Foundation

Project Overview

Dr. De Koninck studies the persistent changes in spinal cord function that occur after nervous system injury that lead to chronic pain.  Understanding the long term alterations that occur in the spinal cord after injury will allow Dr. De Koninck and his team to find new treatment and prevention avenues for many chronic pain syndromes, such as  postherpetic neuralgia, causalgia following damage to a major nerve, diabetic neuropathy, allodynia, hyperalgesia, and spontaneous or phantom limb pain.