Category: ‘Therapies and Procedures’


Advancements in Spinal Cord Research Give the Severely Injured Hope

Posted on December 19th, 2019


Spinal Cord Treatment Helps Kansas Man Move After Paralysis

Posted on December 6th, 2019

Jerod Nieder has been paralyzed from the chest down for the past eight years, but lying on his back as researchers call out commands — “right knee up” — Nieder is able to slowly move his knee toward his chest.

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Tapping into Spinal Cord Intelligence Could Help Paralyzed Patients Walk Again

Posted on December 3rd, 2019

‘We’re at the edge of merging the human and the machine,’ says U of A researcher

Vivian Mushahwar
Bioengineer Vivian Mushahwar holds a hair-like wire that would be used to stimulate control centers in the spinal cord for standing and walking in spinal cord-injury patients. (Credit: University of Alberta)

An electrical implant along with advances in mapping the spinal cord at the University of Alberta could soon help those with spinal injuries walk again.

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Stem Cells Improving Motor, Sensory Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Posted on November 28th, 2019

Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network

Stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat offer a step toward improving — not just stabilizing — motor and sensory function of people with spinal cord injuries, according to early research from Mayo Clinic.

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Animal-Assisted Therapy Aids in Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

Posted on September 25th, 2019

Service Dog

Every year, approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury are reported in the United States. Recovering from an SCI can take a huge mental, emotional and physical toll on patients, but animal-assisted therapy may play an integral role in easing some of the challenges patients face.

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