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In cervical spinal cord injury, the most severe of spinal cord injuries, around 20% of patients are left tetraplegic, with all four limbs partially or completely paralyzed. Tetraplegia is caused by a lesion on the spinal cord which prevents the nervous system from controlling all four limbs. Therefore, neuroprosthetics are highly desirable to manage this condition and improve the livesNEXT ARTICLE
Spinal Cord Disorders
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of the back which carry signals back and forth between the body and brain. It is protected by vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up the spine. An accident that damages the verte...