Before getting into the details, check out the commentary about neurotech and spinal cord injury. This quick and simple read can be found here.
There are a variety of applications which are listed below. Prior to considering any new therapy, treatment or device, a proper evaluation should be conducted with a knowledgeable medical professional. There are health, medical and financial risks. Out of pocket costs and available insurance coverage for any treatment must be considered prior to starting a protocol. Finally, this is an evolving field of science and technology development this page is updated on a periodic basis.
Also, it is key to understand that results and applications will vary depending on symptoms and function limitations related to the injury. This is mainly due to long term periods of paralysis. If you find something of interest, please contact the vendor directly to find a trained professional in your area.
Support Groups & Resources
- SCItrials.org: An easy search platform to find clinical trials specifically for spinal cord injury.
- United Spinal Association: Action and advocacy organization providing resources, programs, research, and activities for people living with spinal cord injuries and disease.
North American SCI Consortium: Resource organization for people living with spinal cord injury and the collaboration of SCI organizations in North America.
Conquer Paralysis Now: A new movement to find a cure for spinal cord injury and unique funding for research.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: An organization dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
Brain and Spinal Cord.org: An internet knowledge-base for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors to help answer many questions
FacingDisability For Families Facing Spinal Cord Injuries: Facing Disability is a web resource with more than 1,000 videos drawn from interviews of people with spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers and experts
National Institutes of Health Spinal Cord Injury Information Page: A resource from NINDS explaining spinal cord injury, research strategies and providing resources.
- Activity-Based Therapy Centers: A directory of ABT centers around the United States.