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Spinal Cord Implants Offer New Hope for Paralyzed Patients

Implants administered at the University of Louisville have had incredible effects on multiple patients who were previously paralyzed in various accidents. Following the innovative spinal cord implants, the patients were able to walk a limited distance, with aid. They also experienced other fringe improvements of chronic pain and conditions that were the result of their accidents.

And while the implant does not offer a full fix for paralysis, the improved ability to move independently could potentially allow for muscle growth, increased bone health, and improved heart health as well.

The implant has not yet been accepted as a viable mainstream treatment method for paralysis. However, the recent successes of the implant may hint toward wider use in the near future, pending approval from a wide variety of medical and health professionals.  

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