How new spinal injury treatments help some people to walk again

Research published today shows that walking again is possible for individuals with spinal cord injury. After electrical stimulation, three people with lower leg paralysis could walk to some extent. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made

A spinal cord injury can change your life in the blink of an eye.
What is spinal cord injury?
Within Australia, 250-350 new cases of spinal cord injury occur each year, with more than 10,000 people currently living with a spinal cord injury.
Walking and other voluntary movements are controlled by signals that travel from the front of the brain, down to other nerve cells in the spinal cord, and then nerves that travel from the spinal cord to the muscles involved.
First, many of the models used to explore spinal cord injury don’t accurately mimic the specific types of problems seen in individuals following spinal cord injury.

Opinion… * Man-Made

Using targeted electric stimulation, individuals with spinal cord injuries can start walking again. #Mankind #Trend

Source: The Conversation