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Using spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy, Mayo Clinic researchers helped a paralyzed man stand and walk with assistance. The research proves networks of neurons below a spinal cord injury still can function after paralysis—and highlights the potential for developing effective treatments. Read more about this innovative research.
The Spinal Cord Research Program drives advances in therapies, health and wellness to help people with paralysis experience improved motor function and higher quality of life.
By studying recovery and rehabilitation, and treatment of secondary complications, the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program raises awareness of the importance of studying all aspects of spinal cord injury and disease.
Kristin Zhao, Ph.D., leads the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program, which includes a multidisciplinary team studying the entire spectrum of spinal cord injury and disease. Learn more about Dr. Zhao.
The Regenerative Neurobiology Laboratory develops and leads clinical trials using cell-based therapy and tissue engineering approaches to treating neurological disease for the purpose of restoring function through transplantation.
Clinical trials are designed to explore options for people using manual wheelchairs. By increasing their confidence and participation in daily and social activities and reducing injuries, the goals are to maintain patient health and well-being.
The Spinal Cord Injury Research Program at Mayo Clinic studies recovery and rehabilitation, prevention and treatment of secondary complications, and wellness and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries or diseases.
Studies and clinical trials focus on neurorecovery, health and wellness for people with spinal cord injuries, secondary complications such as shoulder strain, epidemiology, and spina bifida.
Find information about care for people with spinal cord injuries or disease at Mayo Clinic and resources for patients and caregivers online and near Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
Watch videos about spinal cord injury research and patients who have received spinal cord injury care at Mayo Clinic.
Professional events and conferences drive advances in spinal cord injury research and raise awareness of the importance of this research.
The Spinal Cord Injury Research Program at Mayo Clinic has published articles on neurorecovery, rehabilitation, prevention and treatment of secondary complications, and more.
Contact the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program at Mayo Clinic with questions about research or patient appointments, or to support spinal cord injury research.
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