A paralyzed man walks, with assistance, thanks to a new therapy that reactivates the spinal cord

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A paralyzed man walks, with assistance, thanks to a new therapy that reactivates the spinal cord

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Jered Chinnock has been paralyzed and unable to walk for the last five years after a tragic snowmobile accident. Now there is hope. A new therapy, developed in collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, uses an implanted electrode to reactivate spinal cord circuits. The experts claim this is the first documented case of something like this happening. Patients at other institutions have also seen benefits from this therapy, and although more work needs to be done, it seems promising.

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