Spinal Cord Stimulation Helps Paralyzed People Move Their Hands

NIH-funded study is the first to use technique in the upper body Two people with quadriplegia improved voluntary movement and use of their hands following electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, according to a new study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The method used is called epidural stimulation, in which a device implanted on the surface … Read More

Five Paralyzed Men Move Their Legs Again in a UCLA Study

The five men had each been paralyzed below the waist for at least two years. Some had suffered sports injuries; others had been in car accidents. Their legs were completely motionless, unresponsive to any internal or external stimuli. But, during a groundbreaking¬†new study conducted at UCLA, all five men moved their legs with the aid of transcutaneous stimulation, or the … Read More