REGAIN FUNCTION. RESTORE LIFE.
More than 5 million people in the United States are living with functional paralysis due to various causes including spinal cord injuries.1 It is estimated that over 1.2 million Americans are suffering from paralysis as the result of a spinal cord injury. In addition to paralysis, spinal cord injury survivors often suffer from many other medical complications, including chronic pain, depression, pressure sores, circulatory problems, respiratory problems, pneumonia, autonomic dysfunction, muscle spasticity, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction.2
There is currently no cure for spinal cord injuries. The current standard of care includes pharmacological, surgical, and rehabilitative treatments. Pharmacological
treatments are targeted at alleviating symptoms and minimizing comorbidities. Depending on the injury, surgical options may be considered, and most patients are treated with a rehabilitation program to combine physical therapy and mental support. Rehabilitation programs involve a team of clinical professionals and may be assisted by medical devices including walkers, braces, wheelchairs, assisted gait training devices, neural prostheses, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) devices.
If you are considering participation in the ASPIRE study, please complete a brief questionnaire to see if you may qualify. If eligible, the participating study site in your area will reach out to schedule a visit to conduct additional assessments and to answer any questions you may have.
It is important to carefully consider the study time commitment before agreeing to participate.