Friday, April 19, 2024

Tag: Spinal Cord Stimulator

Study Examines Difference Between High- and Low-frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is nothing new, but a new study suggests that maybe we have been approaching it the wrong way; or rather, that maybe we have more to learn about it. But, in case you don’t know, spinal cord stimulation is a type of pain management which involves placing an implant under the skin which delivers electric pulses to the torso or the limbs to relieve chronic pain. Typically, spinal cord stimulation involves delivering low-frequency waves (40 to 60 Hz) but a new study says that, perhaps, high-frequency (up to 10,000 Hz) might be better in some cases.

How paralyzed patients are able to stand again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzOBwR70_Z4 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In what’s being hailed as a breakthrough in spinal cord injury research, four men paralyzed from the chest down have risen...

Learning to Walk again

Scientists at EPFL in Switzerland have designed a spinal implant which can join severed ends of the spinal cord together allowing paralysed rats to...

TED Video: Paralyzed Lab Rat Walks Again after New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

It only takes a moment for an accident to sever or damage an individual’s spinal cord enough to result in paralysis. In this amazing...
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Electrical Stimulation Could Improve Bladder Function in People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Promising results in rats address major health problem for paralyzed individuals Newswise — When individuals suffer a spinal cord injury, paralysis is only a part...

Christopher Reeve’s son announces ‘game changer’ in spinal cord injury treatment

The family of Christopher Reeve is announcing what it calls a "game changer” in the treatment of spinal cord injuries. "It's hard not to think,...

H-Reflex Device: Improve Locomotion by Changing Spinal Cord Pathways

Initial human studies of the H-Reflex Device have shown significant improvements in locomotion in spinal cord-injured (SCI) patients. Presented here is the use of...

Stanford engineer invents safe way to transfer energy to medical chips in the body

A wireless system developed by Assistant Professor Ada Poon uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the...

Paraplegic man proves ‘anything is possible’

SALT LAKE CITY — While in his mid-20s, Dustin Shillcox learned that he would never walk again. A car accident in August 2010 left him...

Spinal cord work is unexpected shocker: ‘This is a breakthrough’

(CNN) -- At her research lab at the University of Louisville, neuroscientist Susan Harkema turned her back to her study subject to check a...