Four paraplegic patients are now able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles, thanks to a new treatment which involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.
Epidural stimulation enabled rats with spinal cord injuries to better control their bladders, a new study reports.
A new study reports epidural stimulation could help people with spinal cord injuries to regain motor function.
Researchers report epidural stimulation helped two people with quadriplegia to improve voluntary hand movements.
A combination of activity based training and spinal cord epidural stimulation has allowed a patient paralyzed as a result of spinal cord injury to regain voluntary movement in his legs, researchers report.
Epidural stimulation has helped improve some of the 'hidden' effects, such as abnormal blood pressure and bladder dysfunction, in a patient with spinal cord injury.
Researchers report they have successfully and immediately restored volitional movement in two paralyzed people with the help of spinal cord stimulation. Additionally, the stimulation helped to reduce hypotension in the patients.