A Study to Survey Epidural User Experience for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis


About this study

This is a survey study to identify user-reported motor, sensory, and autonomic functions that are enabled by epidural stimulation, establish correlations between epidural stimulation usage, rehabilitation, functional gains, and user experience in the laboratory and community settings, and to understand and identify subjective goals, benefits, and barriers that still exist with implanted epidural stimulator community.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with spinal cord injury who have received an epidural spinal stimulation implant for return of functional return.
  • Individuals who have received an epidural spinal stimulation implant but have since had it removed.
  • English speaking individuals.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Individuals with spinal cord injury who have received an epidural spinal stimulation implant for pain.
  • Non-English speaking individuals.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kristin Zhao, Ph.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Tyson Scrabeck CCRP

(507) 538-1016


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