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Could spiral cord injury ever be fixed?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not yet

The spinal cord is highly organized, contained cells, nerve fibers, blood vessels, and supporting cells.
Restoring it to its original state is not possible at this time. It has extra capacity, so if enough of it is intact and functional, taking any residual pressure off of it may lead to improvement and some recovery. If the injury is complete (no function below the injury), recovery is unlikely.

In brief: Not yet

The spinal cord is highly organized, contained cells, nerve fibers, blood vessels, and supporting cells.
Restoring it to its original state is not possible at this time. It has extra capacity, so if enough of it is intact and functional, taking any residual pressure off of it may lead to improvement and some recovery. If the injury is complete (no function below the injury), recovery is unlikely.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not yet

There is limited evidence that diapulse (pulsed electromagnetic field) treatment may help with spinal cord injury particularly if used shortly after injury.
Studies are limited, are primarily animal studies, and not definitively conclusive.

In brief: Not yet

There is limited evidence that diapulse (pulsed electromagnetic field) treatment may help with spinal cord injury particularly if used shortly after injury.
Studies are limited, are primarily animal studies, and not definitively conclusive.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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