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Spinal Stimulation Helps Four Patients with Paraplegia Regain Voluntary Movement

Groundbreaking results bring new hope for those with spinal cord injury
Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The participants, each of whom had been paralyzed for more than two years, were able to voluntarily flex their toes, ankles, and

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