Spinal Cord Injury Applications listed by Category
There are a variety of applications which are listed below by category. Prior to considering any new therapy, treatment or device, a proper evaluation should be conducted with a knowledgeable medical professional. There are health, medical and financial risks. Out of pocket costs and available insurance coverage for any treatment must be considered prior to starting a protocol. Finally, this is an evolving field of science and technology development this page is updated on a periodic basis.
There are many clinical trials being conducted in this area. Visit Clinical Trials.gov. Search terms with spinal cord injury and any of the following: electrical stimulation, neuromuscular stimulation, exercise, urinary, sexual function, walking, hand function, cough, respiratory. It is very important to understand clinical trials and what is involved.
Stand by Me!
A chronicle of Jen French receiving the upgrade to an implanted neural prosthesis for spinal cord injury. This site contains journal entries from Jen during her pre-surgical preparation, surgery, recovery and rehabilitation with intermittent comments from the clinical team. Visit by clicking the image below.
Developing Neuroprosthetic Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury
This Webinar is part of the Stepping Forward Staying Informed Lecture Series at the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center and hosted by Boston Medical Center. It was broadcasted on LiveStream. Click here is read the handout. Or Watch the Webinar below
This resource is provided courtesy of: The Cleveland FES Center, ABLEDATA, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Buckeye Chapter of the PVA, the PVA Spinal Cord Injury Education and Training Foundation, and the Technical Review and Community Advisory Committees for the original FES Resource Guide.
Other Spinal Cord Injury Resources
United Spinal Association: Action and advocacy organization providing resources, programs, research and activities for people living with spinal cord injuries and disease.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: An organization dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
Brain and Spinal Cord.org: An internet knowledge-base for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors to help answer many questions