Project

ADDRESSED DISEASE

Spinal Cord Injury refers to damage to the spinal cord or specific nerves located at spinal canal's end. The damage consequence can vary in severity from TETRAPLEGIA to PARAPLEGIA.


Many of SCI is related to spot and motor vehicle accidents of young people.

Other causes are:

  • Disk degeneration of the spinal column
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis


PROJECT OBJECTIVE

NeuroStimSpinal aims at developing a treatment for patients after spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI results in para- and tetraplegia caused by the partial or complete disruption of descending motor and ascending sensory neurons. It leads to devastating consequences such as sensory loss, paralysis and bowel/bladder dysfunctions. Different strategies have been proven at research level. However, today there is no effective SCI therapy that can entirely restore neuromotor deficits.