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2014-04-21 20:21:42

Thanks to Dr. Rezaian and his expert team, the back pain that results from spinal stenosis can be a thing of the past. LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Like any back surgery, spinal stenosis treatment can be a significant and emotionally taxing moment in a person's life - which is why it is essential to ensure that it is effective the first time by trusting treatment to experts like Dr. Seyed M. Rezaian. Whether you're seeking spinal stenosis treatment for the first time...

2014-04-16 08:34:35

NSI-566 to be Tested in Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the Institutional Review Board of the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine has approved the Phase I safety trial to treat chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) with its NSI-566 stem cells. The NSI-566/cSCI Phase I trial will enroll patients with thoracic spinal cord injuries (T2-T12) who have an American Spinal...

2014-04-09 08:30:05

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Darren Brehm, a Kraft Foods director and wheelchair user from Northbrook, Illinois as a member of its Board of Directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO Brehm will utilize his business experience to assist United Spinal in optimizing its strategy, programs, and sustainability so the organization can better serve more individuals living with spinal...

2014-04-08 08:29:47

New Research Documents the Effectiveness of Epidural Stimulation as a Therapy Option for Paralysis; Results Published Today in Brain LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four young men who have been paralyzed for years achieved groundbreaking progress - moving their legs - as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, an international team of life scientists at the University of Louisville, UCLA and the Pavlov Institute of Physiology reported today in...

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2014-04-08 08:29:55

[ Watch the Video: Voluntary Training With Spinal Stimulation ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A preliminary study from National Institutes of Health has found that people with paraplegia were able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed toes, ankles and knees while receiving electrical stimulation to the spinal cord. The study team, who published their results in the journal Brain on Tuesday, said their discovery offers new hope to individuals who have been...

2014-04-07 10:57:39

A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralyzed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been developed by scientists at UCL and King’s College London. The technique involves transplanting specially-designed motor neurons created from stem cells into injured nerve branches. These motor neurons are designed to react to pulses of blue light, allowing scientists to fine-tune muscle control by...

2014-04-02 11:30:25

Animal study points to promise of gene therapy for treating spinal cord injury Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that, with more confirming research in animals and humans, gene therapy may hold the potential to one day treat people with spinal cord...

2014-04-01 14:58:41

A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma. Researchers from Imperial College London and the Hertie Institute, University of Tuebingen have identified a possible mechanism for re-growing damaged nerve fibres in the central nervous system (CNS). This damage is currently irreparable, often leaving those who suffer spinal cord injury, stroke or brain trauma with serious impairments like loss...

2014-03-26 08:28:58

To commemorate 15 years since his injury, Remington's event aims to reach $500,000 in funds for spinal cord research BRANT LAKE, N.Y., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years ago, Scott Remington was injured in a logging accident, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. From the moment he learned about his T-9 injury, Scott focused his efforts on raising awareness and funds to support spinal cord research. This March, to commemorate the 15-year anniversary of...

2014-03-26 08:28:38

Diverse Group of Athletes Unite in Raising Awareness and Funding for Spinal Cord Injury Research SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 3 million people currently living with a spinal cord injury, and each year 250,000 are traumatically injured - the main cause being traffic accidents. The Wings for Life World Run is a first of its kind running race organized to raise awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research. The event will take place on May 4, 2014...


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Laminotomy
2013-04-30 09:59:37

Laminotomy is a procedure that works to decompress the spinal nerve root and/ or spinal cord by removing part of a lamina of the vertebral arch. This started as a hemilaminectomy which is the removal of half of the lamina, left or right, but now is the removal of portions of both sides of the lamina to allow for vertebral stability. Laminotomy is most often accompanied by a facetectomy which is the decompression of a spinal nerve root. How it is Performed When a laminotomy is...

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