New Treatment Option for Spinal Cord Injuries
Recently, an article published in Nature discussed revolutionary new treatment options for those who have been paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord, protected by vertebrae, is a bundle of nerves that transmits motor signals to almost every part of the body. Furthermore, the spinal cord also protects nerves that transmit sensory signals from the body to the brain. Like the neurons in the brain, the nerves of the spinal cord often do not regenerate once torn. This is what makes spinal cord injuries so challenging to treat. While there have been treatment options to help manage complications of the injury, such as pain, there haven’t been any effective treatment options to help individuals who have been paralyzed. This recently published article indicates that a revolutionary treatment option may be effective for those who have suffered a serious spinal injury.