Neurological Aspects of Spinal Cord Injury

  • Norbert Weidner
  • Rüdiger Rupp
  • Keith E. Tansey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roland Thietje, Sven Hirschfeld
      Pages 3-17
    3. Maren Engelhardt, Jürgen-Markus Sobotzik
      Pages 19-60
  3. Non-traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Norbert Weidner
      Pages 109-122
    3. Ingo Kleiter, Erich Schmutzhard, Corinna Trebst
      Pages 123-160
    4. Peter Prang
      Pages 161-193
    5. Norbert Weidner, Zacharias Kohl
      Pages 195-216
    6. Jörg Klekamp
      Pages 217-234
  4. Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Patrick W. Stroman, Rachael L. Bosma
      Pages 237-257
    3. Andreas Hug
      Pages 259-279
  5. Neurological Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Steffen Franz, Nanna Brix Finnerup
      Pages 283-302
    3. Noam Y. Harel, Keith E. Tansey
      Pages 303-324
    4. Aaron A. Phillips, Andrei V. Krassioukov
      Pages 325-361
    5. Jens Wöllner, Jörg Krebs, Jürgen Pannek
      Pages 363-396

About this book


This clinically focused book aims to cover for the first time all of the neurological aspects relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord disease. Furthermore, innovative neurorestorative therapeutic strategies - aiming for repair of the damaged spinal cord and/or reorganization of the remaining nervous system - with significant potential for translation into clinical routine are presented. The book covers a comprehensive list of topics, including epidemiology, neuroanatomy, etiology of compressive and non-compressive spinal cord injury, imaging, neurophysiology, neurological sequelae, and complications with emphasis on dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Both clinically established and preclinical therapies are discussed in detail. The book is suited for trainees and practicing clinicians including neurologists, spine surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, neuroradiologists, and occupational/physical therapists; it will also be of value to neuroscientists involved in research into spinal cord disease.


Non-traumatic spinal cord injury Paraparesis Rehabilitation Spinal cord medicine Tetraparesis Traumatic Spinal cord injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Weidner
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Rupp
    • 2
  • Keith E. Tansey
    • 3
  1. 1.Spinal Cord Injury CenterHeidelberg University HospitalHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Spinal Cord Injury CenterHeidelberg University HospitalHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Methodist Rehabilitation CenterUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center, Veterans Administration Medical CenterJacksonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46291-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46293-6
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