Spinal Cord Stimulation to Augment Activity Based Therapy

Technology
Spasticity
Online since 3 November 2021, updated 492 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial recruiting individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries to test whether skin-surface spinal cord stimulation combined with walking training will reduce muscle spasticity and/or improve walking. Researchers want to see if these rehabilitation therapies work better in combination than separately, and whether the effect improves daily function and quality of life. All participants will receive standard locomotor training (treadmill stepping) plus stimulation. One treatment group will feel the electrical stimulation as tingling in the legs during a 30 minute session; the other group will receive electrical stimulation at a level that cannot be felt.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 65 years
Injury level
C1 - T11
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    3 days - 65 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T11
    Additionally, participants must
    be enrolled in the Spinal Cord Injury Day Program at the Shepherd Center
    be able to take a step with or without help
    have completed in-patient rehabilitation and been discharged home

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Standard walking training with a physical therapist, with 1) active tcSCS or 2) inactive tcSCS. Final measurements of spasticity and walking speed will happen after 4 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Spasticity

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Standing/walking/mobility

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

    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.

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    • Recruitment
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jul 2017
    • Organisation
    • Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA
    • Recruitment
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jul 2017
    • Organisation
    • Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA

    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