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Epidural Stimulation: Improving Strength and Stamina in SCI Patients

With cutting edge treatments such as Epidural Stimulation being offered by Verita Neuro, there is at long last some promising news for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. 

Epidural Stimulation offers the most advanced treatment for spinal cord injuries. It empowers SCI patients who have lost voluntary control of their limbs, while also treating the unpleasant symptoms of the illness.  

With Epidural Stimulation as a treatment, SCI patients are able to improve their strength, while the treatment also enhances their level of stamina for life’s daily tasks. 

Spinal cord injuries can significantly affect an individual’s stamina, particularly right after the injury occurs. And, seeing as stamina is typically described as one’s ability to exert themselves and remain active for a long period of time, individuals who were quite physically active before an SCI can be the most affected.  

Stamina is also crucial due to its ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue. So, for individuals who were used to partaking in regular aerobic or anaerobic activities, a spinal cord injury can be a major setbackand can take an emotional toll if the activities were crucial to their careers or hobbies the patients loved dearly. 

Most spinal cord injuries begin with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates the vertebrae. The damage occurs at the moment of injury when displaced bones are fragmented and cause bruising or tearing into spinal cord tissue. 

It’s a severe type of physical trauma that’s likely to have a lasting and significant impact on most aspects of daily life, which can take a significant toll on an individual’s wellbeing and significantly affect their way of life. 

When paralysis occurs, SCI patients lose the capacity to move independently and their lives can literally come to a halt. But, that does not mean a new life can’t begin! 

That’s where Verita Neuro’s Epidural Stimulation surgery and five-week rehabilitation program come in. The way the surgery works is by implanting a device on the patient’s spine that allows for signals from the brain to reach nerve endings at parts of the body below the level where the spine was injured. 

It is the most advanced treatment available todayand we are one of the very few organizations that offer it on a commercial basis. But what’s most impressive are the results we have been seeing in the 75+ patients we have treated since 2016. 

After surgery, our patients have shown remarkable progress with regaining temperature regulation, improving bowel function, gaining muscle mass, improving balance and coordination, regulating blood pressure, enhancing sexual function, and of course regaining the strength and stamina that allows them to regain some control of their lives. 

With so many SCI patients getting back on their feet, and regaining the ability to do “the little things” that they could do before, Epidural Stimulation is definitely emerging as the next generation of effective SCI treatments. 

A great example of patients who’ve had great progress with Epidural Stimulation, is Andrew Valadka, from Chicago. Andrew had always been an active athlete who devoted a great deal of his time to sports and exercise. However, his life dramatically changed when he was injured playing American Football: He broke his neck and suffered a C6 Spinal Cord Injury. 

Despite this unfortunate twist of fate, Andrew is filled with hope. His experience with Epidural Stimulation powered by Verita Neuro has enabled him to make significant progress in only a matter of weeks. 

At Verita Neuro, we continue to be dedicated and committed to providing SCI patients with the best care and recovery possible. For more information on how we can help you or your loved one, please contact us and a Patient Representative will get back to you within 48 hours. 

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