Skip to Content
Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Spinal Cord Injuries: Areas of Research
Several types of research on spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are being done. Some of them may be at the point
where people with SCIs are using them on a trial basis. Others might still be
in the animal-study stage. They all have the potential to lead to a return of
some feeling and movement in paralyzed areas.
of research look at ways to stimulate activity of or growth in damaged nerve
Neuroconstructive research explores transplanting cells into the spinal
cord, and neurogenetic research involves inserting
genes into the spinal cord.
At this time, it is not well known what type of cell to
use or when and where to transplant cells.
Functional research looks at ways to
improve what people with SCIs can do physically, leading to an improved quality
Kalb RG (2003). Getting the spinal cord to think for
itself. Archives of Neurology, 60(6):
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Send Us Your Feedback
North Kansas City Hospital.