Majority of people, when they go up from bed, they do not think much about anything, only how they are gonna get through the day accomplishing a lot of thing. However, this is not the case for people suffering from spinal cord injury. For them, getting out of bed is one of the hardest part of their day because even the smallest movement might result to intolerable pain. In some cases, when people know someone or see someone who has spine injury, they tend to look away or ignore the topic. Paralysis is one of the extreme consequences of spine fractures. It has been taught to be a life in a wheelchair.
What if, there is a cure that could allow someone living with paralysis to recover and regain control of their body. Moreover, what if, instead of ignoring the topic and looking away, we can be a contributor for their fast recovery? Various studies have shows that, through the help of advanced technology, even this may sound like science fiction, cure for paralysis can be real. According to researches, technology provides countless potential for helping people with spinal cord fractures to recover easily with less painful.
Epidural stimulation, is the latest trend in the present times when it comes to technology advancements. This involves electronic stimulator to be implanted inside the body over the dura of the lumbar cord where there exists the central pattern generator. The mini brain serves as the CPG within the spinal cord that interprets sensory information.
In order to know what type of spinal cord injury you are experiencing, it is necessary to get the help of a doctor. Central Texas Spine Institute, PLLC, (CTSI) located in Austin, Texas, is a private medical practice offering comprehensive spine care, including diagnostic services, conservative treatment modalities, and spine surgery. Dr. Randall Dryer is an award-winning spine surgeon and respected innovator in stem cell therapies. Since 1988, Dr. Dryer has been treating patients in Central Texas and from all over the world. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has earned numerous awards, including being named among the top 100 surgeons in the US by Becker’s Spine. We are one of the top spine centers in the US.