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Additional Benefits to Activity-Based Therapy

Spinal cord injury impacts communication between the brain and the neurons in the lower part of the spinal cord that controls bladder, bowel, and sexual function. This communication from the brain is necessary for voluntarily control of these systems. Investigators from the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville have discovered […]

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KSCIRC researchers awarded NIH SPARC grant to study restoration of bladder function following spinal cord injury using epidural stimulation
Category: Ongoing Studies

On September 20, 2017 researchers at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) were awarded a three-year, $3.5M National Institutes of Health (NIH) SPARC Grant for work entitled “Functional Mapping with Lumbosacral Epidural Stimulation for Restoration of Bladder Function After Spinal Cord Injury.” Under the Common Fund of the NIH, the “Stimulating Peripheral Activity […]

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Individual with complete spinal cord injury regains voluntary motor function

Extended activity-based training with epidural stimulation resulted in ability to move without stimulation Severe spinal cord injury has devastating effects on the affected individuals and, most often, leads leading to paralysis. Our research team has previously shown that epidural stimulation of the spinal cord combined with intense rehabilitative training can help in the recovery of […]

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Paralyzed groom defies the odds, stands at wedding
Category: Adults News

DEKALB, Texas — Several wedding guests dried their tears as Kent Stephenson patiently stood, waiting for his bride to come down the aisle. Some of that emotion was surely for Misti Richeson, walking down the aisle in her lacy white dress and cowboy boots, but many others were astonished at what Stephenson was able to […]

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