A common drug “could help restore limb function after spinal cord injury”

Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new research in mice suggests, Ohio State News reports.

In the study, mice treated with gabapentin regained roughly 60 percent of forelimb function in a skilled walking test, compared to restoration of approximately 30 percent of forelimb function in mice that received a placebo.

Read the full story here: https://news.osu.edu/a-common-drug-could-help-restore-limb-function-after-spinal-cord-injury/

The study is published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation: https://www.jci.org/articles/view/130391