Long-term Paired Associative Stimulation as a Treatment for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury of Non-traumatic Origin

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 3 November 2021, updated 839 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to test a combination of stimulations (Paired Associative Stimulation) intended to restore control and enhance functional output of weak muscles. The treatment consists of non-invasive magnetic stimulation applied over the head paired with a non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation to the hand. The study will observe long-term effects of the paired stimulation protocol. Participants will receive the stimulation procedures several times a week for 6 weeks. Improvements will be assessed with muscle testing.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 75 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    6 months - 75 years
  • Injury type
  • Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Stimulation sessions several times a week in Helsinki Muscle testing will be done Stimulation therapy will be done over 6 weeks

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 31 Mar 2017
    • Organisation
    • Helsinki University Central Hospital
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 31 Mar 2017
    • Organisation
    • Helsinki University Central Hospital

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more