Breakthrough in the treatment of paralysis

Published: 11/04/2014

With so much doom and gloom in the headlines when something positive happens it is important to seize on it so we’d like to share with you an incredible story from across the pond which saw four paralysed men move their legs for the first time in years.

One of the men in the trial was Rob Summers, the victim of a serious hit and run car accident which left him paralysed from the chest down. But following electrical stimulation of his spinal cord Rob was able to move his legs whilst supported on a treadmill.

Rob is not the only patient to experience movement for this new treatment; three others, all of whom had been paralysed for at least two years, also regained some movement.

There is now hope such a procedure could be used to treat paralysis.

Personal Injury Solicitor, Kevin Smith, comments:

“I’m sure everyone who reads about this incredible breakthrough will have the same smile on their face as I do right now.

“In our line of work we help the families and victims of serious injuries which have been sustained after an accident. This includes severe spinal injuries. The prospect that one day soon these injuries could be treatable is something we should all celebrate.”

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