Continuous nerve stimulation for recovery of function in patients with chronic spinal cord injury

Takeaway

  • Electrically-assisted training can aid in recovery of sensory and supra-spinal control of leg movement.

Why this matters

    There has been increasing evidence that neuromagnetic/electrical modulation can promote neuroregeneration and neural repair in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). This study demonstrated that use of permanent and continuous low-frequency stimulation of the pelvic lower motor neurons can produce functional improvements.