View Full Version : Spine Injection Cuts Arthritis Inflammation

09-06-2006, 11:29 AM
The central nervous system appears to exert a profound influence over the body’s immune response and can be directly manipulated to treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, new research reveals.

Rats that received an arthritis drug in their spinal cords had half as much joint damage as rats given the same medication by regular injections that simply pierced the skin. Experts say that modelling arthritis drugs to target the brain and spine – i.e. the central nervous system (CNS) – could help patients with the disease live longer.

Link: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9994-spine-injection-cuts-arthritis-inflammation.html