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Dr. Martinez-Arizala


Research Interests







Contact Information:


The Miami Project
to Cure Paralysis


1095 NW 14th Terrace


Locator Code R-48


Miami, Florida 33136



Tel:  (305) 243-7108
Fax: (305) 243-3913


Home Our Research Faculty > Alberto Martinez-Arizala, M.D.



Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Deparments of Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation


Pathophysiology and Treatment of Secondary Complications in Spinal Cord Injury


Research Interests

My research interests focus on two common complications that are seen following spinal cord injury: pain and spasticity. These two symptoms can be quite prominent in a significant number of patients and can interfere with their daily activities and affect their quality of life. My interests include investigating the basis for the development of the different spasticity and pain profiles in the spinal cord injured population and to study potential novel treatments for this conditions.

We have established a very active and comprehensive Pain Team in The Miami Project in order to better characterize the types and causes of pain seen following spinal cord injury. The ultimate goal is to further our understanding of these disorders and to develop more effective treatments. To that end, the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is a major spinal cord injury center which provides patients care for the acutely spinal cord-injured patient and for their comprehensive rehabilitation. This setting provides a significant number of patients in which to study these disorders.





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