Restorative Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury

Stephanie Chen, Allan D Levi

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Abstract

Spinal cord injury remains an incurable disease with an enormous impact functionally, financially, and emotionally on affected individuals and their families. Current treatment modalities are focused on minimizing secondary injury and maximizing residual function via rehabilitation. In this article, the authors discuss ambitious advancements under investigation aimed at restoring function. These promising experimental treatments focus on neuroprotection with hypothermia and pharmacologic therapies, regeneration via cell transplantation, and rewiring with electrical stimulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalNeurosurgery Clinics of North America
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Cell-based therapies
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Neuroprotection
  • Spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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