Gut bacteria can aid recovery from spinal cord injury, study suggests

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Gut bacteria can aid recovery from spinal cord injury, study suggests

Spinal cord injury alters the type of bacteria living in the gut and that these changes can exacerbate the extent of neurological damage and impair recovery of function, new research suggests. The study demonstrates that counteracting these changes with probiotics could aid patients’ recovery from spinal cord injuries.

Original source of this content: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161017102845.htm