Last month the National Institutes of Health announced the astonishing results of a breakthrough study. According to the NIH, 5 men who were previously completely paralyzed were able to move their legs with the help of noninvasive spinal cord stimulation. The findings of the study surprised even the researchers.
Epidural spinal cord stimulation itself isn’t new. About four or five years ago, scientists were able to produce similar results in patients by surgically implanting a spinal cord stimulator. The significance of this new study is that the spinal stimulation was noninvasive, reducing the …read more