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Will There Ever Be A Cure For Spinal Cord Injuries?

Modern medicine may be close to finding ways to help individuals with spinal cord injuries regain what has been lost. By using new technology, doctors and researchers can help individuals with paralysis regain some independence. Scientists are claiming that The Big Idea, an epidural stimulator, can help people with spinal cord injuries regain some movement of the legs and other body functions. Epidural simulators, typically used to treat pain conditions, are implanted devices that send electrical signals to the spinal cord. To treat paralysis, epidural simulators help reprogram nerve cells damaged during a spinal cord injury. Some organizations have jumped at the opportunity to fundraise for this innovative new idea. How Do Epidural Stimulators Heal Spinal Cord Injuries? The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a large non-profit that advocates for individuals with spinal cord injuries, has been a very strong supporter and fundraiser for the new device. According to the…
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