Spinal stimulation helps men with paraplegia walk again

A new way of electrically stimulating the spinal cord with wireless implants, together with therapy that supports body weight, has helped three men with paraplegia to walk again with the help of walking frames and crutches. They can even take a few steps without any aids at all.

Many years previously, the three men sustained injuries in the cervical area, or neck region, of their spinal cords that had left them paralyzed in their lower bodies.

The new “therapeutic framework” responsible for their rehabilitation is called Stimulation Movement Overground (STIMO).

Full story at Medical News Today

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