Israeli research gives hope for spinal injuries

What’s the most catastrophic illness that can befall us? To me, it’s a spinal cord injury (SCI) that results in total paralysis. During a recent visit to Israel, I interviewed Dr. Shimon Rochkind, world-renowned neurosurgeon at the Tel Aviv University Sourasky Medical Center, an expert on SCI.</p> <p>Every year, 12,000 North Americans sustain spinal cord injury. The people involved are usually under the age of 30 and 80% are males.