What is it?
After a spinal cord injury there is a partial or total loss of muscle strength that makes walking difficult (depending on the degree of involvement). Sometimes, it is accompanied by severe spasticity that can limit movements.
The organism initiates mechanisms to reorganize the circuits at the cortical, subcortical and spinal levels that can contribute, with a specialized neurorehabilitation program, to improving walking or mobility.
Who is it for?
Program aimed at patients with incomplete motor spinal cord injury, both cervical (tetraplegia) and dorsal or lumbar (paraplegia) levels.
The repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a safe technique that allows us to modulate the cortical excitability and induce controlled changes. This modulation can increase the benefits of the rehabilitation therapy.
Types of intervention
Initially a medical evaluation will be carried out and will determine the treatment for the patient, as well as the guidelines and duration.
Next, two preliminary studies will be carried out: Neurophysiological Study and Cinematic Study of the walking.
The treatment will be of 15 sessions, from Monday to Friday, with the following protocol:
- 20 minutes of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- 60 minutes of intensive therapy aimed at the re-education of the walking
At the end of the treatment, a new kinematic study of the progress will be carried out, and a medical visit will be made to show the advances obtained and the evaluation of the neurological changes that have been produced. A complete final report will be delivered to the patient with the assessments, the treatment carried out and the final recommendations.