Electrical Stimulation

A new therapy uses a combination of electrical stimulation of healthy nerve cells and exercise to help paralysis patients regain some sensation and use of their limbs.

Like nerve surgery, it can take a long time for patients to regain sensation, and there are no guarantees. At this point, while doctors and scientists are beginning to treat nervous system damage, there is no simple treatment that targets existing damaged nerves and prompts them to regenerate without using nerves from other parts of the body.