Pain or hypersensitivity

The difference between pain and hypersensitivity

Spinal cord injury can cause both pain and hypersensitivity.

How to manage pain

Pain is managed according to the individual situation and type of pain, so this means that you will be assessed and given appropriate medication as the first option of management.


You may experience hypersensitivity (or altered sensation) in certain areas of your body below the level of your spinal cord injury. This often feels like pins and needles or a burning sensation.


Pain medications

Good pain control can help you be more comfortable and improve recovery.