Recently, there was some exciting news from the University of Louisville for spinal cord injury victims and their families. There has reportedly been a treatment breakthrough that could allow some people who have been paralyzed by spinal cord injuries to recover at least some of their ability to move their bodies.
Here’s What We Know So Far
According to the Courier-Journal, four paralyzed men can now move their legs because of an electronic device developed by researchers in Louisville and other places. The device is implanted into the patient’s body and it electronically stimulates the spinal cord. When this medical device is combined with rehabilitation, at least some patients have been able to regain movement in their legs that they thought they had lost forever. This is not a cure for spinal cord injuries, but according to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, it is “extremely significant.” It is currently unclear how widely available this treatment may be in the future or whether it is financially feasible for many spinal cord injury patients.
What Does This Mean for You?
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a car crash on I-71, a fall in a Louisville store, or another type of accident, then you should talk to your doctor about this development. You should talk to a lawyer about pursuing a legal recovery so that you may have the resources to pay for this, or any other treatment that may become available.
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