Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Study

Published: Nov 30, 2012

Noninvasive stimulation of nerves in the brain and wrist may temporarily improve hand movement in people with partial spinal cord injuries, an early study suggests. The study, published Nov. 29 in the journal Current Biology, involved just 19 people with spinal cord injuries that had partially damaged their ability to move and feel their arms and hands. And it looked only at the short-term effects of the nerve stimulation technique.

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