Non-invasive Spinal Stimulation as an Adjuvant Therapy for Trunk Control After Pediatric SCI

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 12 May 2022, updated 654 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling children with chronic spinal cord injuries to test the effect of combining activity-based walking training and skin-surface spinal stimulation on sitting posture and trunk control. Spinal cord stimulation is a technique for modifying spinal cord activity using electrical stimulation via surface (transcutaneous) electrodes. If included, participants will undergo 60 sessions, 5 days/week. Each session will last 90 minutes and consist of 5-10 min bouts of spinal cord stimulation in combination with 55-60 minutes of treadmill training followed by 30 min of activities off the treadmill (i.e., sitting, standing, and stepping). Sitting posture and trunk control will be measured.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
3 - 12 years
Injury level
C1 - T10
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T10
    Additionally, participants must
    • be invited to participate in the study.
    • NOT use a baclofen pump.
    • NOT have had a prior surgery for scoliosis.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    • The participant will undergo 60 sessions, 5 days/week. • Each session will last 90 minutes and consist of 5-10 min bouts of scTS in combination with 55-60 minutes of treadmill training followed by 30 min of activities off the treadmill (i.e., sitting, standing, and stepping). • Final testing will be performed 3 months after the final session.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • By invitation
    • Trial start date
    • 31 Aug 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of Louisville
    • Trial recruitment status
    • By invitation
    • Trial start date
    • 31 Aug 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of Louisville

    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