Shining a Spotlight on Advances in Neurological Technology for Spinal Cord Injuries
Join us in recognizing National Spinal Cord Injury Month this September.
NeuroOne Medical Technologies Corporation is pleased to recognize September as National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month to help bring greater awareness to the challenges individuals with spinal cord injuries face every day.
Every 48 seconds, someone becomes paralyzed in the United States and approximately 17,700 people experience a SCI each year, with 78% of them being men . Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of SCI, followed by falls, acts of violence, such as gunshot wounds, and sports-related accidents.
The goal of SCI Awareness Month is to educate more people about its prevalence and to spread prevention tips and increase support and understanding for those living with SCI. We join these efforts to raise public understanding and draw attention to innovations that could improve quality of life for these people.
Critical Need for Research
Until World War II, a serious SCI usually meant certain death. Anyone who survived relied on a wheelchair for mobility and, with few of the accommodations available today, faced secondary complications, such as breathing problems, blood clots, kidney failure and pressure sores.
Today, improved emergency care for people with SCIs, antibiotics to treat infections and aggressive rehabilitation can minimize damage to the nervous system and restore function to varying degrees. The effects of a SCI injury can be life-altering, but many people are able to survive and thrive.
Advances in research shine a light forward to helping those living with SCI. With new surgical techniques and developments in spinal nerve regeneration, cell replacement, neuroprotection and neurorehabilitation, the future for spinal cord injury survivors holds great promise.
Neurosurgery focuses on the prevention, diagnoses, surgical treatment and rehabilitation of disorders which affect the nervous system, especially the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Some of the many conditions that neurosurgeons treat include epilepsy, spinal disc herniation, cervical spinal stenosis, lumbar spinal stenosis, hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury, and brain tumors and tumors of the spinal cord.
NeuroOne’s next-generation electrode technology, which has the potential to change the landscape of neurosurgical application, is based on thin-film, high-definition electrodes designed to record activity, ablate targeted problematic tissue and stimulate targeted parts of the nervous system for therapeutic purposes. Our innovative technology is designed for motor neuron-related diseases and conditions, such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease and spinal cord injuries.
During National SCI Awareness Month, we hope more people will show support for the people living with SCI and the medical/surgical professionals who devote their lives to helping them improve quality of life and restore function.
To learn more about NeuroOne and the Evo Cortical Electrode, contact us.